HL Deb 15 July 1943 vol 128 cc553-4

Amendments reported (according to Order).

Clause 2:


(2) Rules made under this section shall contain provisions—

(c) enabling persons who, within the period of two years after the date on which the rules to be made under the provisions of this paragraph first come into operation, make an application in that behalf (in this Act referred to as "an existing assistant nurse's application"), to be admitted to the roll on producing evidence to the satisfaction of the Council that they are of good character, are of the prescribed age, are persons who were for at least the prescribed period before the sixth day of May, nineteen hundred and forty-three, bona fide engaged in practice as nurses under conditions which appear to the Council to be satisfactory for the purposes of this provision and have such knowledge and experience of nursing as to justify their enrolment.

LORD ALNESS moved, in paragraph (c) of subsection (2), to leave out "sixth day of May, nineteen hundred and forty-three "and insert" passing of this Act."

The noble Lord said: My Lords, this Amendment follows upon a promise which I gave to my noble friend Lord Craigmyle on the Committee stage of the Bill. He then suggested that instead of the date of the Bill—May 6, 1943—the date of the passing of the Act should be inserted, as giving more "elbow-room" to the nurses concerned. I do not want to detain your Lordships by going into details. I shall simply say that, on consideration, we have seen our way to meet Lord Craigmyle's wishes. I understand from a letter which I have had from him this afternoon that the Amendment which I am proposing is entirely satisfactory to him. I beg to move the Amendment which stands in my name.

Amendment moved— Page 2, line 32, leave out ("sixth day of May, nineteen hundred and forty-three") and insert ("passing of this Act").—[Lord Alness.)

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