HC Deb 04 May 1960 vol 622 cc1171-3
Mr. Walker-Smith

I beg to move, in page 11, line 7, to leave out "and" and insert "(2)".

Mr. Speaker

I think it would be for the convenience of the House also to discuss the Amendments in page 11, line 9, line 11, line 15, line 25 and line 28, all in the name of the right hon. and learned Gentleman.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The substantive Amendment in the Clause is one to which we shall come later, but these Amendments arise from the opportunity taken to improve the drafting of this important Clause. The Amendment moved splits the first subsection into two parts, and the Amendments which go with it simply make the necessary consequential and drafting changes.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 11, line 9, leave out "the recommendation they may" and insert: a recommendation under the foregoing subsection they may, subject to the following subsections".

In line 11, leave out "above" and insert "of the foregoing subsection".

In line 15, leave out "above" and insert "of the foregoing subsection".

In line 25, leave out "above" and insert "of the foregoing subsection".—[Mr. Walker-Smith.]

Mr. Walker-Smith

I beg to move, in page 11, line 27, at the end to insert: (2) No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House. This is the substantive Amendment to the Clause, and its purport is quite clear. It substitutes the affirmative for the negative procedure in respect of orders made by the Privy Council under the Clause to add or omit professions in the scheme. The Amendment is moved following the promise to reconsider the nature of Parliamentary procedure under the Clause, expressed in Committee by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary.

Mr. Kenneth Robinson (St. Pancras, North)

It falls to my lot to continue the catalogue, perhaps monotonous but no less sincere, of thanks to the Minister for having met the points raised by the Opposition in Committee. We felt that a change as important as one adding a profession to this Bill, or taking a profession out of it, was worthy of at any rate affirmative procedure. I am glad that the Minister has concurred with our view.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made, in lne 28, leave out "the foregoing subsection" and insert "this section'.