HC Deb 24 June 1927 vol 207 cc2278-9

I beg to move, in page 2, line 8, at the end, to insert the words: if the attendance by that person is in accordance with the provisions regulating the course of study of midwifery as recognised by the said council or the rules relating to the training of midwives made by the said board. This Amendment is also to meet a point raised in Committee. It was pointed out that, possibly, improperly trained people might have charge of these extremely dangerous cases. The promoters have brought forward this Amendment, which I think meets the case, and will ensure that improperly trained people cannot, in point of fact, be let loose to look after women in these circumstances.


I beg to second the Amendment.

There is every desire in all parts of this House to get this Bill, and, as a result of long negotiations, the provisions of this Clause and this Amendment were accepted by all parties in connection with the negotiations.


I wish to be sure on one point. There are some cases in Scotland where a neighbour goes in to give some assistance, and a fatality occurs. That woman will not be brought under the Bill?


No, I think she is protected.

Amendment agreed to.