HC Deb 20 April 1978 vol 948 cc841-2

Amendments made: No. 19, in page 28, line 13, leave out from "prescribe" to "such" in line 14 and insert— (b) until the succession day—

  1. (i) one member nominated by Her Majesty on the advice of the Privy Council, being a medical practitioner registered under Part III of the Medical Act 1956; and
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  3. (ii) such number of other members, being members of the General Council, as the Council may by rules prescribe, including at least one member elected under section 4 of the Medical Act 1956 and one member appointed under section 3 of that Act; and
(c) on and after the succession day.".

No. 49, in page 28, line 18, after "who", insert "is or".

No. 50, in page 28, line 19, leave out "is or has been registered".—[Mr. Moyle.]

Mr. Moyle

I beg to move Amendment No. 20, in page 28, line 20, leave out "21".

Here again I am responding to a suggestion made in Committee by the Opposition in that the amendment removes doctors with provisional registration from those eligible to serve on the review board under the provisions of Clause 27 (2) (b) (iii). This was what the hon. Member for Northampton, South (Mr. Morris) urged, and on reflection I think that there is some merit in his suggestion since doctors with this type of registration are likely to have limited experience of the medical profession.

Amendment agreed to.

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