HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 cc1974-5W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Minister of Health for England is now in process of forming the consultative councils provided for under the Ministry of Health Act; and whether he proposes similarly to appoint the consultative council provided for under the Scottish Board of Health Act?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The proposals of the Scottish Board of Health for the establishment of consultative councils are being embodied in a draft Order in Council. The actual constitution of the councils must, however, await the fulfilment of the requirements of the Act as to the Order in Council lying before Parliament for thirty days?

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether any steps are being taken to appoint a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on the consultative council to be set up under Section 5 of the Scottish Board of Health Act, 1919?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave on the 12th instant to the hon. and gallant Member for East Fife, to which I have nothing to add.