HC Deb 21 March 1872 vol 210 c396

asked the Vice President of the Council, If it is his intention, during the present Session, to introduce a Bill for the Amendment of the Medical Act, 1858?


Sir, the Marquess of Ripon and I have conferred on the Question of my hon. Friend. We are informed that most of the examining medical bodies in England have already combined by voluntary action. We are, therefore, of opinion that it is inadvisable to bring in this Session a Bill to amend the Medical Act of 1858. Next year we shall know how this combination in England is working, and to what extent similar action has been taken in Ireland and Scotland.