HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 cc1688-9
The Solicitor-General for Scotland

I beg to move, in page 17, line 30, to leave out subsection (3).

This Amendment arises out of a matter which was raised during the Committee stage by the hon. Lady the Member for Lanarkshire, North (Miss Herbison). We found, on investigation, that it affected only one medical officer of health in the whole of Scotland—there being only one part-time medical officer—and he can be looked after under the regulations referred to in subsection (2). Accordingly, subsection (3) is unnecessary, and I think it would be wise to take it out.

Miss Margaret Herbison (Lanarkshire, North)

I am very glad indeed that the Government have decided to delete this subsection from the Bill. We were told in Committee that there was only one such person, but in future there may be more than one such person, and it is, therefore, a good thing that we should not have the duplication of fees which there would have been as the Bill stood. I am most grateful to the Government for their decision.

Amendment agreed to.