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Lord Roberts of Conwy: I am grateful to the Minister. As I said, these are probing amendments. He has risen to the probe—if that is the correct phrase—extremely well. We are much enlightened by what he has said and we are greatly reassured that the operating standards in Wales will not be below United

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Kingdom standards. That depends on the statutory regulatory bodies. Having received those assurances, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment by leave withdrawn.

[Amendments Nos. 17 and 18 not moved.]

Clause 4 agreed to.

Clause 5 [Further provision about HPW]:

Lord Roberts of Conwy had given notice of his intention to move Amendment No. 19:

    Page 4, line 24, leave out subsection (8).

The noble Lord said: This group of amendments deals with the power of the Assembly to abolish Health Professions Wales if the need arises and to make consequential provisions. I believe that the matter has been dealt with fully in Committee in another place. Unless I am encouraged otherwise by Members of the Committee, I shall not move the amendments. Perhaps I may take this opportunity to thank you, Lord Chairman, and all Ministers who have participated in this Committee stage.

[Amendment No. 19 not moved.]

[Amendments Nos. 20 and 21 not moved.]

Clause 5 agreed to.

Remaining clauses and schedules agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment.

        The Committee adjourned at twenty-five minutes past five o'clock.

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