Medical Practitioners (Professional Indemnity) (Amendment) Bill 2009: First Stage.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Medical Practitioners Act 2007; to provide for mandatory professional insurance for certain medical practitioners and to provide for connected matters.

The intent of the Bill is to end a situation where practitioners from abroad, in particular, can come into this country and practise without insurance, leaving a terrible mess behind them on occasion.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.