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

We would end up with a much worse situation than the position whereby all professions were regulated UK-wide. The latter makes much more sense. I understood from the answers that the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire gave to interventions that he wants all health care professions to be regulated separately in Scotland from the rest of the UK, although

I note that the SNP has not tabled an amendment to that effect. It would lead to a strange situation, which would not benefit patients.