§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
§ THE EARL OF SHAFTESBURY
, in moving that the Bill be now read the second time, said, its object was to remove restrictions on the granting of qualifications for registration under the Medical Act on the ground of sex. The Bill, therefore, provided that the powers of every body, entitled under the Medical Act to grant such qualifications, should extend to give them to all persons without distinction of sex; but it was provided that no person who, except for this Act, would not have been entitled to be registered, should, by reason of such registration, take part in the government of the Universities or corporations mentioned in the Medical Act. He moved that the Bill, which had come up from the Commons, be now read a second time.
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.