HC Deb 01 July 1921 vol 143 cc2572-3

(3) Nothing in this Section shall operate to prevent—

  1. (a) the practice of dentistry by a duly qualified registered medical practitioner; or
  2. (b) the extraction of a tooth by a duly registered pharmaceutical chemist or duly registered chemist and druggist, where the case is urgent and no duly qualified medical practitioner or registered dentist is available and the operation is performed without the application of any general or local anæsthetic; or

Lords Amendment:

In Sub-section (3, a), leave out the words "duly qualified."

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir A. Mond)

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is a verbal and consequential Amendment on some Amendments made during the passage of the Bill through this House.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

The right hon. Gentleman is rather asking us to stretch our credence in what he says. Surely the words "duly qualified" are important. He talks of a subsequent Amendment but has not explained how that alters it. It seems on the face of it to alter the whole sense of the Subsection.


"Registered" implies "duly qualified," and the words "duly qualified" are no longer necessary.

Lords Amendment:

In Sub-section (3, b), leave out the words "duly qualified," and insert "registered.'

Agreed to.