HC Deb 19 December 1888 vol 332 cc851-2

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1 (Exemptions from provisions of Section 30 of the Friendly Societies Act, 1875, 38 and 39 Vict. c. 60 in certain cases).

Amendment proposed, In page 1, leave out from beginning of line 5 to "which," in line 6, and insert, "Where any society, by reason of its being constituted so as to receive contributions by means of collectors at a greater distance than ten miles from its registered office."—(Mr. Tomlinson.)

Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause."


said, that many Members of the House did not realize the full scope and purpose of this Bill. In the year 1875 a very admirable measure was put in force to prevent, amongst other things, vast systems of fraud which had been carried on in connection with Friendly Societies having agents over large areas—not only beyond 10 miles from headquarters, but even in different counties and different ends of the country. The consequence of that was—


There is a Motion before the Committee.

Notice taken, that 40 Members were not present; Committee counted, and 40 Members not being present, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

House counted, and 40 Members not being present:—

House adjourned at twenty minutes after Eight o'clock.