§ Bill read 3a (according to order).
§ Moved, "That the Bill do pass."—(The Lord President.)
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
moved that the number of members of the Medical Board be reduced from 17 to 16, by removing the Society of Apothecaries from the Board.
§ Amendment moved, in Clause 9, page 3, line 30, to leave out ("Four") and insert ("Five.")—(The Marquess of Salisbury.)
THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
said, he trusted that his noble Friend the Lord President would assent to the Amendment. The Society of Apothecaries would, of course, lose their power of granting licences to medical candidates; and it was, therefore, to be expected that their degree and diploma would not be sought after with so much avidity in the future.
§ LORD CARLINGFORD (LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL)
said, he did not see any representative of the Apothecaries' Company in the House, and he himself did not feel in a position to present their case with any confidence to the House. On the information he had obtained, he thought the claims of that body to representation on the Board were of the slightest; and he was, there- 1263 fore, prepared to accept the Amendment of the noble Marquess.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ On Motion of The Marquess of SALISBURY, further Amendment made in same Clause, by leaving out line 32.
§ Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.