HC Deb 19 October 1949 vol 468 cc647-8
Mr. Bevan

I beg to move, in page 20, line 24, to leave out "and Maternity Homes."

This is a drafting Amendment.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

On referring to the Act referred to, I found that it includes the words and Maternity Homes. Can the right hon. Gentleman, therefore, explain why it is desirable that these words should now be left out?

Mr. Bevan

Because of various repeals, the Midwives Act, 1926, is the measure to which reference should be made.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 20, line 36, leave out "and Maternity Homes."—[Mr. Woodburn.]