HC Deb 02 August 1926 vol 198 cc2768-9

Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question proposed [14th July] on consideration of Lords Amendments.

Lords Amendment:

In page 6, line 8, at the end, insert

NEW CLAUSE A.—(Power to exempt certain institutions from Part II.)

(1) A local supervising authority may grant exemption from the operation of this Part of this Act in respect of—

  1. (a) any hospital or other premises for the conduct of which a duly qualified medical practitioner resident therein is responsible; or
  2. (b) any hospital or institution not carried on for profit and not used mainly as a maternity home.

(2) A local supervising authority may at any time withdraw an exemption granted by it under this Section.

(3) Any person who is aggrieved by the refusal of local supervising authority to grant exemption under this Section in respect of any hospital, premises or institution, or by the withdrawal of any such exemption previously granted by the authority, may appeal against the refusal or withdrawal to the Minister of Health, and the Minister, after considering the matter, shall give such directions therein as he thinks proper, and the authority shall comply with any directions so given.

Motion made, and Question proposed, " That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."—[Lieut.- Colonel Fremantle.]

Question put, and agreed to.

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.