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Notification of Births (Extension) Act 1915

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3Application to Scotland and Ireland.

(1)In the application of this Act to Scotland—

(a)subsection (2) of section one shall not apply : Provided that the Local Government Board for Scotland may, if they think fit, by order, authorise any two or more local authorities to act together for the purposes of the principal Act and this Act, and may prescribe the mode of such joint action and of defraying the costs thereof ;

(b)the following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (1) of section two :—

(1)Any local authority within the meaning of the principal Act may make such arrangements as they think fit, and as may be sanctioned by the Local Government Board for Scotland, for attending to the health of expectant mothers and nursing mothers, and of children under five years of age within the meaning of section seven of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908 ;

(2)In the application of this Act to Ireland—

(a)subsection (2) of section one shall not apply ;

(b)the following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (1) of section two :—

(1)Any local authority within the meaning of the principal Act may make such arrangements as they think fit, and as may be sanctioned by the Local Government Board for Ireland, for attending to the health of expectant mothers and nursing mothers, and of children under five years of age;

(c)the provisions for the extension of the principal Act shall not apply as respects any rural district; and

(d)the expression " medical officer of health " means, for the purposes both of this Act and the principal Act, as respects any district for which there is a medical superintendent officer of health that officer, and elsewhere the medical officer of health of the dispensary district.

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