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Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Health what amendments have recently been made by the Central Midwives Board to their rules concerning the presence of a second person at the time of administration of analgesia for the relief of pain during childbirth.

The rules are, with my agreement, being altered to permit the second person to be anyone acceptable to the patient and considered suitable by the midwife. The requirement that the second person must have a specified qualification or experience is being withdrawn.