HC Deb 13 April 1891 vol 352 c376
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any Reports have been received from Paris and Brussels as to the State contribution and guarantee towards voluntary provision for old age among the people through Friendly Societies (Sociétés de Secours Mutluels); and, in the contrary case, if he will cause inquiry to be made on the subject?


We have received no Reports, but we have a copy of the Report made by the Select Committee of the French Senate to that body upon the Bill in regard to Friendly Societies, which I shall be happy to show my hon. Friend. Reports will be asked for at Paris and at Brussels as to the law and practice in France and Belgium, if my hon. Friend will move for them.