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Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will undertake a consultation on the change of status of insurance cover for independent midwives. (134415)

The Department’s review “The regulation of non-medical healthcare professions” made reference to the fact that professional indemnity cover is becoming a condition of registration for all professions. The introduction of compulsory professional indemnity cover for midwives will require secondary legislation. A three-month public consultation will form part of that legislative process. No date for this has yet been set.