§ MR. HANBURY(for Mr. HUBBARD) (Bucks, N.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is the intention of the Government to take any further steps in connection with Mr. Sutton's Report on the affairs of the Independent Mutual Brethren Friendly Society, either by way of legal proceedings or by way of further legislation with regard to Friendly Societies?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
Mr. Sutton's Report, and other information which has been 918 received since its publication, is now before the Director of Public Prosecutions, who is considering what action, if any, he should take on it. As regards the general question of the working of the Friendly Societies' Acts. I will give the subject my careful consideration during the Recess.