§ (Committee Stage.)
§ Clauses 1 and 2 were added to the Bill without discussion.
§ On clause 3,
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. W. RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
I think the regulations must be approved by somebody, and I do not quite understand the object of the honourable Gentleman in moving to leave out the words "approved and."
§ MR. HARWOOD:
I have no particular object in doing so myself, but I was asked to do so by the Registrar of Friendly Societies.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
I understood that the Registrar of Friendly Societies had agreed to approve these rules. I think there ought to be some authority, and I am not at all anxious to undertake it myself. It might be further considered, but there should be some approving authority.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn, and clause agreed to without a Division.
§ Clauses 4 and 5 agreed to without discussion.
§ Bill passed through Committee, and read a third time.