§ Sir A. WILSON
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?
§ Sir K. WOOD
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 665W 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.