§ MR. J. A. MACDONALD (Tower Hamlets, Bow)
On behalf of the hon. Member for South West Ham, I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that, on 11th September, the Assistant Registrar of Friendly Societies for Scotland received a copy of District Rules of the Independent Order of Rechabites for registration; that he objected to five of the proposed Rules, which were in every respect the same as the general registered Rules of the Society; and that these Rules had to be deleted to meet the objections of the Registrar; and whether he will inquire into all the circumstances of the case?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
The Registrar of Friendly Societies reports to me as follows:—It is the fact that the Assistant Registrar for Scotland has objected to certain provisions in the Rules of a district of the Independent Order of Rechabites. The Order has appealed on the matter to the Chief Registrar of friendly Societies, who has not seen sufficient ground for interference with the discretion of the Assistant Registrar in Scotland. If the Assistant Registrar is wrong in law, an appeal to the Court of Session is provided for by the Friendly Societies Acts.