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 Alan Reid Alan Reid Liberal Democrat, Argyll and Bute 9:30 pm, 7th March 2011

I am fully behind the Government on the clause. If we listened to the advice of Pete Wishart, we would end up in a confused position. If we joined him in the Lobby tonight, some health professions would be regulated UK-wide and others would be regulated in Scotland. The hon. Gentleman referred to some dental professions that would be regulated in Scotland while dentists would be regulated UK-wide. That is clearly an anomalous situation.