HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc664-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether and, if so, when he proposes to introduce a Public Health Amendment Bill which will embody in that general law and make generally applicable powers usually granted by Parliament as a matter of course in local Acts, as recommended by the Select Committee on Private Bills in 1930 for reference to a joint committee of both Houses, in the same way as Consolidation Bills?


My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that a draft has been published of a Bill to consolidate with amendments part of the general Public Health law. In preparing this Bill account has been taken of the relevant provisions allowed by Parliament in local legisation. I regret that considerations of Parliamentary time have rendered it impracticable fully to implement the recommendation to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, but I recognise its importance and hope it may be practicable to take further action in an early Session.