Results 181–200 of 300 for "child welfare" in the 'Commons debates'

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Part Ii Application to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man (12 Apr 1961)

Mr Thomas Steele: ...that this problem usually arises as a family problem. One boy in the family, who has gone through an approved school or to Borstal, may be on after-care. In Scotland under these provisions the child welfare officer from the local authority may be going into a home, as well as the welfare officer from the approved school, the probation officer to deal with a boy on probation and an officer...

Oral Answers to Questions — Basutoland: Financial Aid (2 Mar 1961)

Bernard Braine: ...of annual financial aid from other agencies, but during recent years the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund has made gifts of dried milk, vitamins and equipment for maternity and child welfare totalling nearly £19,000, and the World Health Organisation has conducted a nutrition survey costing about £40,000.

Orders of the Day — National Health Service Bill (9 Feb 1961)

Mrs Harriet Slater: ..., for the Health Service that we now have. My hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross) and I serve on the Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We had to fight for a maternity and child welfare service, a school dental service, a school medical service, and for a service to care for mentally-retarded children. We had to fight the Tories, who did not want us to spend the...

Orders of the Day — Social Services (26 Jul 1960)

Mr Dennis Vosper: ...took the lead, with the Ministries of Health and Education, in sending a circular to all major local authorities requesting that a designated officer be appointed for co-ordinating activities in child welfare. That is a specific example of co-ordination in the social services. The Younghusband Report accepted that there had been a high degree of co-ordination and referred specifically to...

Orders of the Day — Nigeria Independence Bill (15 Jul 1960)

Mr Hilary Marquand: ...of 35 million people; and those figures, compared with the numbers of hospital beds in this country, with its 50 million people, and with our number of health centres, dispensaries, maternity and child welfare clinics, and all the rest of it that we have here, are deplorably, regrettably small. I am not blaming anybody for this. I am just putting the facts to show that there still remains...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Dental Health Education (1 Dec 1959)

Hon. Thomas Galbraith: The local health authorities, through their school dental service and maternity and child welfare service, are the main agencies for dental health education. The local authorities' expenditure is assisted by general grant, and I regret I cannot estimate separately how much is spent on this service. The amount spent annually on treatment under the General Dental Services is about £4 million.

Maternity Services, Manchester (29 Oct 1959)

Miss Edith Pitt: ...this debate because, to begin with, my first speech in the new Ministry enables me now to deal with a subject of which I have some experience, as I was chairman, in Birmingham, of the maternity and child welfare committee; and also because it provides a chance to examine the problem of maternity accommodation in Manchester in the wider setting of the Cranbrook Committee's Report on the...

Underdeveloped Areas (20 Jul 1959)

Mr Philip Noel-Baker: ...and mental health of the future citizens of the world. In 1959, 55 million women and children benefited from U.N.I.C.E.F. work—milk, school meals, curing of yaws and leprosy, maternity services, child welfare and the rest of it—but 550 million who needed help did not get it. Last November, the British delegate voted in the U.N. Assembly for a resolution which recognised that … the...

National Health Service (15 Jul 1959)

Mrs Mary McAlister: ...for the accommodation of the mentally handicapped. I want the Minister seriously to consider these figures which I have given. The medical officer of health for Glasgow and everybody connected with child welfare and maternity in Glasgow are seriously concerned about the position. I know that the Minister has a great deal to do and that he cannot know everything. I do not know who is ...

Mental Health Bill (6 May 1959)

Dr Edith Summerskill: ...of most new social experiments. In fact, some of our most successful experiments have started literally on only a few pounds. That is not an exaggeration. I am thinking of our maternity and child welfare clinics, which started in a little shop with two women and an old-fashioned pair of scales. What happens generally is that the social service develops, the Treasury watches and then says,...

Child Migration (Australia) (9 Feb 1959)

Mr Cuthbert Alport: ...individual problem which the child represents. This new pattern of child emigration which is now developing has one important aspect. This aspect certainly fits in very closely with our ideas of child welfare here. It is represented by the development of the Fairbridge Family Scheme to which my hon. Friend the Member for Surbiton made reference, which was introduced with the approval of...

Midwifery Services (26 Jan 1959)

Dr Horace King: Fifty years ago, Sir John Gorst, one of Britain's most notable advocates of child welfare, inspired the infant Labour Party with its first two Acts of Parliament—school medical inspection and the feeding of poor children. In 1906, in a book called "Children of the Nation", he showed that the death rate among mothers was nearly five per thousand and among infant children 150 per...

Oral Answers to Questions — Uganda: U.N.I.C.E.F. (Allocations) (27 Nov 1958)

...funds have been allocated by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund to the Government of Uganda to date; and what proportion of these funds have been allocated to the Government Child Welfare Unit.

Orders of the Day — National Health Service (30 Jul 1958)

Mr Aneurin Bevan: ...be exceedingly pleasant news for the country that, instead of children being in hospital, they are now going to school in greater and greater numbers, largely due, once more, to the maternity and child welfare services, of which, I am glad to say, the women of Great Britain now take full advantage. There is no more pleasant sight to be seen in the world than can be seen outside a...

Orders of the Day — Uganda (Malnutrition) (7 Jul 1958)

Mr John Profumo: ...hon. Friend replied explains that the figures are unreliable. I am not denying the general tendency, but it ought to be put in its right relationship. Now I should like to say a few words about child welfare clinics. At the present dine it is only in the more sophisticated areas of the Protectorate that parents are willing to use child welfare clinics as distinct from sick children's...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hospitals, Glasgow (Maternity Beds) (13 May 1958)

Mrs Mary McAlister: ...cases in Glasgow, a matter which, on account of the unsatisfactory housing conditions still obtaining in many districts, is causing concern to those responsible for the conduct of maternity and child welfare services in the City; and if he will undertake to ensure that a fair proportion of the beds which are no longer required for the treatment of tuberculosis will be allocated for this...

Orders of the Day — New Clause. — (Transfer of Powers to Juvenile Court.) (2 May 1958)

Mr Arthur Moyle: ...have been nurtured in the legal nursery. 2.15 p.m. On the question of experience, we have heard a great deal from my hon. Friend the Member for Widnes (Mr. MacColl), whose work in the field of child welfare is so well known that it needs no emphasis. His work as chairman of his own bench is well known also. There is no need to enhance the status of the juvenile court on a level which...

Orders of the Day — Matrimonial Proceedings (Children) Bill (7 Feb 1958)

Mr James MacColl: ..., should be the chief object of the court's consideration. That is why we are all so grateful to my hon. Friend for having introduced the Bill, which is probably as important a contribution to child welfare on the preventive side as anything which could be done in the present situation. I warmly support my hon. Friend. I hope that I shall have an opportunity for a first-class row with him...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Day Nurseries (16 Dec 1957)

Mrs Lena Jeger: ...while there are fewer facilities for mothers to put their children in day nurseries there is no decrease in the number of mothers going out to work, and does not this raise a serious question of child welfare?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill (10 Dec 1957)

Mr Gilbert Mitchison: ...the education authorities throughout the country, because seven-eighths of the expenditure in this general grant is educational expenditure. But it is not only expenditure on education. It includes child welfare, health, Part III accommodation—smaller services as a matter of expenditure, but things which represent the most intimate and the most necessary services both from a local and...


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