HC Deb 08 July 1858 vol 151 cc1076-7

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.

Clauses 30 to 65 inclusive agreed to.

Clause 66, Appointment of Officers.


said, he rose to move the insertion of the words "medical and other." His object was to give the Secretary of State power to appoint medical as well as other officers, and thus to obviate the necessity of passing the Public Health Bill, which stood next on the orders of the day, and under which the Privy Council would have the appointment of medical officers for purposes connected with the public health.

Amendment proposed in page 36, line 4, before the word "officers," to insert the words "medical and other."


. said, he should oppose the Amendment, on the ground that it was inconsistent with the object of the Bill.

Question put, "That those words be there inserted."

The Committee divided:—Ayes 30; Noes 148: Majority 118.

House resumed.

Committee report progress; to sit again this day.