HC Deb 04 November 1949 vol 469 c794
Mr. Blenkinsop

I beg to move, in page 14, line 34, at the end, to insert: Provided that the first members appointed as mentioned in sub-paragraphs (b) to (d) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule shall hold office for a term of three years. This is to meet a point raised in Committee by the hon. Member for Blackley (Mr. Diamond), who suggested that there should be overlapping of the periods of office of the different members of the General Nursing Council. We have broadly adopted the principle which he laid down, and I think that the Amendment will be acceptable to the House.

Mr. Diamond

I am very grateful to the Parliamentary Secretary for moving this Amendment.

Mr. Howard

I cannot resist asking the Parliamentary Secretary whether this Amendment is not introducing undue rigidity into the Bill.

Amendment agreed to.