HC Deb 05 February 1844 vol 72 cc229-30
Mr. Macaulay

wished to ask the right hon. Baronet at the head of the Home Department one or two questions on the subject of medical legislation. The right hon. Baronet last Session stated that it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce a bill for the regulation of the medical profession. He was desirous of knowing whether that bill were matured, and whether the House had any right to entertain any reasonable expectation that the Government would proceed in the matter this year? He heard that the right hon. Baronet had granted two charters to medical corporations—would those charters be laid on the Table of the House?

Sir J. Graham

(in reply to a question from Mr. Macaulay) said he had no objection to lay before the House the only two medical charters which had been issued to the College of Surgeons of London and Dublin. He had two bills nearly ready, which he should shortly ask leave of the House to introduce—one with reference to the College of Physicians, and the other to provide for the regulation of medical practice generally throughout the kingdom.

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