HL Deb 15 December 1919 vol 38 c86

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords this Bill is practically the same as the No. 2 Bill which your Lordships have just passed with the exception of the council. Instead of its number being sixteen it is to be ten. The reason is that the Chief Secretary in Ireland is President of the Local Government Board and is the controlling authority for insurance and health. The larger number of the English Council is due to the necessity of giving representatives to the Privy Council and to the Board of Education. In Ireland there is no Department corresponding to the Board of Education, and there are not so many associations corresponding to the nursing associations in this country. With that exception the Bill is identical with the Bill just read a second time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Viscount Sandhurst.)

On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.