§ MR. WOODS (Essex, Walthamstow)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can give the reason why the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies, in his Sixty-first Annual Report just issued, has failed to carry out the provision contained in the seventh sub-section of Clause 3 of the 1265 Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, in reference to certifying schemes under this Act of Parliament, and whether he can on an early date lay upon the Table a statement containing the information provided for in the sub-section.
§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
I think that the reason why the hon. Member has not been able to find the information indicated in a recently issued Report must be that the Report of which he is thinking is the Report of the Registrar General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, and not of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies. I may add that the hon. Member can satisfy himself that the Chief Registrar has not failed to carry out the provisions of Sub-section 7 of Section 3 of the Workmen's Compensation Act, by referring to the Chief Registrar's Report for 1898, published last year, and to the Report for 1899, which was presented to the House in February last, and is now being printed.