§ Major O'NEILL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can make any statement as to the progress of the work of the Irish Health Council set up under the Ministry of Health Act?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The Council have already held several meetings since their constitution in September. Their deliberations are directed towards the formulation of a comprehensive health measure for Ireland which involves a minute and detailed examination of the existing machinery for health administration. Substantial progress has been made by the Council in this work. The Council have been engaged upon the preparation of Regulations under the Public Health (Medical Treatment of Children) (Ireland) Act, 1919 and have also, after conference with the various nursing associations, submitted a Bill providing for the registration of nurses in Ireland.