§ 8.—(1) A local supervising authority may provide, or may improve or furnish, residential accommodation for women undergoing in their area courses of training with a view to obtaining certificates under the Midwives Act, 1902.
§ (2) the Minister may authorise a local supervising authority to purchase compulsorily land for the purpose of the provision of such accommodation as aforesaid, and the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act, 1946 (except section two thereof) shall apply in relation to the compulsory purchase of land under this subsection as if it had been in force immediately before the commencement of that Act.
§ (3) Expenditure incurred under this section by a local supervising authority shall be deemed for the purposes of section fifty-three of the National Health Service Act, 1946 (which provides for the payment of grants to local health authorities in respect of expenditure incurred by them in carrying out their functions as local health authorities), to be expenditure incurred by the authority in carrying out their functions under that Act as a local health authority.
§ (4) This section shall apply to Scotland with the substitution, for references to the Minister, the Midwives Act, 1902, the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act, 1946, and the National Health Service Act, 1946. of references respectively to the Secretary of State, the Midwives (Scotland) Act, 1915, the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act, 1947, and the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947.—[Mr. Blenkinsop.]
§ Brought up, and read the First time.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."
This Clause merely puts back into the Bill a Clause which had, for technical reasons, to be withdrawn in another place.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.