HC Deb 26 May 1919 vol 116 c988

(1) This Act may be cited as the Ministry of Health Act, 1919, and shall come into operation upon such day or days as may be appointed by Order in Council, and different days may be appointed for different purposes and provisions of this Act:

Provided that the day appointed for the transfer of the powers of the Minister of Pensions shall not be earlier than one year after the termination of the present War.

Lords Amendments: After the word "year," insert the words or later than three years.

—Agreed to.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Bill.

Committee nominated of Dr. Addison, Major Astor, Dr. Murray, Mr. Griffiths, and Captain Edge.

Three to be the quorum.

To withdraw immediately.—[Dr. Addison.]

Reasons for disagreeing to certain of the Lords Amendments reported later, and agreed to.

To be communicated to the Lords.—[Dr. Addison.]

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.