HC Deb 10 May 1983 vol 42 c761

Amendments made: No. 1, in page 1, line 13 leave out from 'the' to end of line 12 on page 2 and insert 'words "eighteen members" there shall be substituted the words "the President and twenty-nine other members". (2A) For paragraph 2(2) there shall be substituted— (2) Of the said twenty-nine members of the Council—

  1. (a) eighteen shall be elected by registered dentists from among themselves;
  2. (b) four shall be the persons who are for the time being the chief dental officers of each of the Department of Health and Social Security, the Welsh Office and the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the chief dental officer to the Secretary of State for Scotland;
  3. (c) six, who shall not be registered dentists and of whom three shall be chosen for England and one for each of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, shall be nominated by Her Majesty on the advice of Her Privy Council;
  4. (d) one shall be elected in accordance with paragraph 14(9) of Part II of this Schedule;
and of the remaining members, all of whom shall be registered dentists, the University of London (so long as it is a dental authority) shall nominate two, and every other authority which is for the time being a dental authority shall nominate one."'. No. 2, in page 2, line 16, at end insert— '(4A) In paragraph 3(3) (under which, of the eleven elected members, seven are to be elected in England, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands), for the words "eleven" and "seven" there shall be substituted the words "eighteen" and "fourteen" respectively. (4B) For paragraph 5 there shall be substituted— 5.—(1) The General Dental Council shall elect a registered dentist as President from among the persons who are for the time being members of the Council. (2) If the President when he takes office is an elected or nominated member of the Council he shall thereupon cease to be such a member, and the Council shall accordingly take the appropriate steps to fill the vacancy so created. (3) The period for which the President shall hold office shall be the period for which a nominated member of the Council taking office at the same time as the President would hold office".'.—[Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg.]

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