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School Medical Record Card

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Education what information regarding a child's home and its parents is embodied in a school medical card.

The school medical record card makes provision for the following information about home conditions: type of dwelling, number of rooms, number of occupants, sleeping arrangements, cleanliness and parental care. A section deals with important illnesses or defects in other members of the family, and a further section relates to the occupations of the parents.

In view of the fact that much of the information on these medical cards might well be considered to be confidential, will not my right hon. Friend ensure that, in future, these cards are kept in such a manner that they could not be made available to outsiders or snoopers?

I am informed that these cards are kept private. I regard it as most important, but I will look into the matter myself.