HC Deb 04 April 1887 vol 313 cc358-9
MR. C. T. D. ACLAND (Cornwall, Launceston)

asked the Secretary of State for the Homo Department, When the Report of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies for the year 1885, Part II. A, which was laid upon the Table on the 10th March, will be printed and circulated; and, whether it will be printed in such a manner that it may be circulated in separate sheets, or in some inexpensive way, in order to be easily accessible to the working classes, to whom the information afforded in the quinquennial Returns which it contains is of great importance?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.), in reply, said, that the Re- port in question was ready for press, and the printing would be expedited as much as possible. he had discussed with the Chief Registrar the means of making it easily accessible, and they had decided to issue the Report this year in six parts.

MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked, whether the hon. Gentleman was aware that there was a deficiency in the number of copies of the Registrar's Returns issued, the Return for 1884 not being now obtainable, and whether he would give orders that the Office should not be so starved in its supply.


said, that he was not aware of the state of facts described by the hon. Member; but if the hon. Member would communicate with him, he would endeavour to put the matter right.