Clause 13 — Regulation of the health professions

Part of Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 7th March 2011.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South 9:30 pm, 7th March 2011

I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, even at the second attempt. Does he agree with the NHS in Lothian, which covers my constituency, and the Health Professions Council, which gave written evidence to Holyrood when the Scotland Bill Committee sat? It stated:

“We observe that there is a widespread consensus that a consistent UK-wide approach to the regulation of health professions is both appropriate and beneficial to professionals and the public.”

Why does the SNP differ from that approach?