Clause 13 — Regulation of the health professions

Part of Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:04 pm on 7th March 2011.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland 9:04 pm, 7th March 2011

Will the hon. Gentleman clarify whether he is proposing a separate Scottish college of nursing, bearing in mind that the Royal College of Nursing certifies not only all nurses in the United Kingdom, but courses across the Commonwealth? Is he suggesting that Scottish nurses would not benefit from that level of certification?