§ MR. J. D. WHITE (Dumbartonshire)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact that, under the present law, the fees which conscientious objectors to vaccination have to pay for exemption certificates are public moneys, he will say why it is proposed that part of the fees for making the statutory declaration which it is proposed to substitute for these certificates shall go to commissioners for oaths and other private persons.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JOHN BURNS, Battersea)
Justices' clerks are remunerated by salary, and any fees received by them have to be paid over to the fund from which the salary is defrayed. Commissioners for oaths do not receive any salary, and consequently they retain the fees paid to them.