§ MR. WOODS (Essex, Walthamstow)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether, in the event of the officials of an existing Permanent Relief Society making any representations to the Registrar of Friendly Societies under the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, such representations would be legal and valid without the joint consent of both the employer and employed; and whether, if unfair representations are made, and the workmen take objection to the same by a ballot vote, would it be legal to make stoppages from their wages to the funds of such a society?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (SIR R. E. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
Representations may be made to the Registrar on behalf of the employed independently of the employer. The joint consent of employer and employed is not necessary. No general answer can be given to the second paragraph, as the answer must depend on the special facts.