§ (1) The local health committee of a county or county borough shall, in addition to the other powers and duties imposed or conferred on it by this Part of this Act, have the following powers and duties:—
- (1) It shall consider generally the needs of the county or county borough with regard to all questions of public health, and may make such reports and recommendations with regard thereto as it may think fit;
- (2) It shall make such provision for the giving of lectures and the publication of information on questions relating to health as it thinks necessary or desirable.
§ (2) For the purpose of assisting local health committees in the exercise and performance of their powers and duties under this Part of this Act the medical officer of health for the county or county borough may, at the request of the committee, at tend meetings of this committee and give such advice and assistance as is in his power.
§ Amendments made in Sub-section (1): Leave out the words "consider generally the needs of the county or county borough with regard to all questions of public health, and may make such reports and recommendations," and insert instead thereof the words "make such reports as to the health of insured persons within the county or county borough as the Insurance Commissioners, after consultation with the Local Government Board, may prescribe, and shall furnish to them such statistical and other returns as they may require, and may make to them such other reports on the health of such persons and the conditions affecting the same, and may make such suggestions."1776
§ After the word "fit" ["as it may think fit"], insert the words "and the Insurance Commissioners shall forward to the councils of the counties, boroughs (including Metropolitan boroughs), and urban and rural districts, which appear to them be affected by or interested in any such reports, returns, or suggestions, copies of such reports, returns, and suggestions."
§ After the words last inserted, insert the words "and the reports and returns so made shall include such reports and returns as will enable an analysis and classification to be made of the persons who are deposit contributors."
§ After the word "desirable," "(3) It shall keep proper books and accounts in the prescribed form, and shall, when required, submit such accounts to audit by auditors appointed by the Treasury."
§ In Sub-section (2), leave out the word "the" ["the medical officer"], and insert instead thereof the words "and with a view to promoting co-operation between such committees and the councils of counties, county boroughs, and county districts, any."
§ Leave out the words "for the county or county borough."
§ Leave out the words "the committee" ["at the request of the committee"], and insert instead thereof the words "a local health committee and with the consent of the council by whom he is appointed."—[Mr. Lloyd George.]