HC Deb 22 March 1929 vol 226 cc2016-7

Lords Amendment: In page 50, leave out from the word "if" in line 30 to the word "he" in line 31.


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

This is the Clause which deals with the supervision of midwives and some apprehensions have been expressed as, to its effects. This Amendment which is to be taken in conjunction with the following Amendment—in line 38, at the end, to insert: (2) Before making an order under the last foregoing subsection, the Minister shall consult with the county council and shall, if requested by them, hold a local enquiry"— provide for a local inquiry at request of the county council at which representations can be made by all parties. I think that is sufficient to remove all those apprehensions to which I have referred.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to page 50, line 39, agreed to.