§ MR. AIRD (Paddington, N.)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, seeing that under the Friendly Societies Acts certificates of births and 1158 deaths are obtainable on application at the cost of 1s. (instead of 3s. 7d.), similar privileges can be afforded to dependants of fatally injured workmen claiming compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, in oases where evidence may be required as to deaths, marriages, or births of children?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
The fees for certificates of birth, marriage, and death are fixed by Statute, and to give effect to the honourable Member's proposal would require legislation. I am afraid I am not in a position to undertake to introduce a Bill—at all events, without further consideration.