HL Deb 30 June 1948 vol 157 cc113-4

Second Schedule, page 42, line 35, at end insert— ("9. Where in consequence of the passing of the National Health Service Act, 1946, a person became employed by the council of a county or county borough in their capacity as a local health authority and there is conferred on him by any regulations made under that Act an option, exercisable by virtue of that employment, to retain rights to superannuation benefits corresponding to those previously enjoyed by him, then if in consequence of the passing of this Act that person becomes employed by the said council for the purposes of a home provided under Part II thereof, he shall have the like rights in connection with the option as if his employment for the said purposes were employment by a local health authority.")


My Lords, it is intended that residential nurseries provided by local authorities under the Public Health Acts, and after July 5 under the National Health Service Act, 1946, shall be appropriated, by administrative action, for the purposes of the Bill. This will involve a change in the terms of employment of the nursery staff who, though remaining in the employment of the same councils, will be employed by them in their capacity as local authorities for the purposes of the Bill and not as local health authorities; consequently, this Amendment becomes necessary. I move.

Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.