HC Deb 10 May 1983 vol 42 c760

'(1) The Disciplinary Committee constituted under paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to the principal Act shall be known instead as the Professional Conduct Committee. (2) Accordingly in any enactment or instrument passed or made before the commencement of subsection (1) above for any reference to the Disciplinary Committee there shall be substituted a reference to the Professional Conduct Committee. (3) In the said paragraph 12—

  1. (a) in sub-paragraph (1) (Committee to consist of the President and ten other members of the Council of whom at least four must be elected members) for the word "four" there shall be substituted the word "five"; and
  2. (b) for sub-paragraph (5) there shall be substituted—
(5) The quorum for a meeting of the Professional Conduct Committee shall be seven, of whom at least two shall be elected members of the Council and at least one shall be neither an elected member of the Council nor a registered dentist .". ' — [Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

5.32 pm
The Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Security (Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg)

I beg to move, That the clause be now read a Second time.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bernard Weatherill)

I understand that it will be convenient to take at the same time Government new clauses 2 and 3 and Government amendments Nos. 1 to 35.

Mr. Finsberg

I am sure that it will be of help to the House if I say that all the amendments—both the new clauses and the consequential amendments—arise out of undertakings that I gave in Committee and that they raise no new points of principle.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

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