§ 2.56 p.m.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Security (Mr. Julian Snow)
I beg to move, Amendment No. 1, in page 3, line 25, leave out from 'registered' to 'prescribed' in line 26 and insert:'general nurses or nurses registered in any part of the register'.I understand that we are taking all the Government Amendments together. They are all merely drafting Amendments consequential on Amendments accepted in Committee. The Amendment to Clause 2, which relates to the General Nursing Council for England and Wales, changes the remaining references to nurses registered in the general part of the register and enrolled in the general part of the roll to read:registered general nurses and enrolled general nurses.The Amendments to Clause 3, which relate to the General Nursing Council for Scotland, are made to bring the Scottish provisions into line with the amended Clause 2.
The Amendments to Schedule 1 introduce consequential definitions of registered general nurse and enrolled general nurse.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan (Farnham)
I do not wish to detain the House but I wish to thank the Under-Secretary of State for making these Amendments, which were consequential upon representations made in Committee. They will help to meet the doubts and difficulties which were expressed by some sections of the nursing profession about the previous wording of the Bill.
§ Amendment agreed to.1171
Further Amendment made: No. 2, in line 40, leave out from 'enrolled' to 'prescribed' in line 41 and insert:
'general nurses or nurses enrolled in any part of the roll'.—[Mr. Snow.]