HC Deb 10 April 1935 vol 300 cc1277-8

Consequential Amendment made.

10.2 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 204, line 20, after "in" insert "British."

This is not a drafting or repetition Amendment. We are proposing to put in British so as to make the Clause refer to British Burma for the reason that there are no examinations for the granting of medical diplomas which could be recognised by the General Medical Council for the purpose of this Clause.


With regard to the words "British subjects domiciled in Burma," are there any states in Burma equivalent to the Indian States, that is to say, political States?



Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 204, line 23, leave out "a qualified medical practitioner, "and insert "qualified medical practitioners."— [Sir S. Hoare.]

Four consequential Amendments made.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill."

10.4 p.m.


Perhaps I may ask here, though the pace of our progress is swift and confusing, if this Clause per mits the setting up of an independent Burmese Medical Register; and, if so, will it be possible for full and satisfying reciprocal arrangements to be made for registration and its privileges with the qualifying authorities here and in Southern Ireland?

10.5 p.m.


The question of reciprocity must depend on the nature of the qualifications which are required for medical practitioners who obtain their qualifications in Burma. So far as the Irish Free State is concerned— and when the hon. Gentleman speaks of Ireland I suppose he means the Irish Free State—I am afraid that I cannot give any answer.

Clauses 348 to 351 ordered to stand part of the Bill.