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County Maternity Homes, Lincoln (Charǵes)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to a circular letter sent by the county council of Lincoln (parts of Lindsey) to doctors to the effect that where expectant mothers have engaged a private doctor to attend them at their confinement and are admitted to any of the county maternity homes full cost of maintenance will be charged; and whether he will take appropriate steps to prevent so obvious an injustice?

My attention has been drawn to this circular. The question of the charges to be made for maintenance in their maternity homes is one within the discretion of the county council, and I am not in a position to intervene.