HC Deb 04 April 1919 vol 114 cc1632-3

Considered in Committee.

[SIR F. BANBURY in the Chair.]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of salaries, remuneration, and expenses payable under any Act of the present Session to establish a Scottish Board of Health to exercise powers with respect to Health and Local Government in Scotland."—[Mr. Munro.]


May I ask for some explanation, as we may be passing large sums of money without any explanation?


I would appeal to the hon. Member to allow this Resolution to go through. It is an enabling Resolution in connection with the Scottish Health Bill, which has been read a second time after full debate in the earlier part of the week. The Report of the Resolution will be taken on Monday evening if the Committee stage is passed to-day, and the Scottish Grand Committee will meet on Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock. Unless the Committee stage is taken to-day and the Report stage on Monday of this Resolution, it would be impossible for the Bill to come before that Committee. The Bill is practically non-contentious. There are differences with regard to small points, but it is generally desired by the Scottish Members and people.


The right hon. Gentleman has made a reasonable suggestion. I know nothing about the Bill, but if it is sought on Report to insert a limit as to the amount to be expended, I hope the point will not be made that nobody raised the matter on the Committee stage.

The DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN (Sir F. Banbury)

The hon. Member must not make a speech if he wishes to object to the Resolution being taken.

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.