§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been called to the charge (3s. 7d.) made for death certificates by the relieving officer and collector of the Shardlow Union; and, if so, whether it is his intention to take any action, having for its object the fixing of a smaller charge for such certificates.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JOHN BURNS,) Battersea
One of the relieving officers of the Shardlow Union is also registrar of births and deaths, and it is in the latter capacity that he has issued certificates of death when required. I understand that in no case has he charged a higher fee than that authorised. The charges in connection with certificates of death are statutory, and I am not empowered to alter them.