§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he was aware that, in spite of his promise that those societies which found it impossible to send before 19th March copies of their future rules in their applications for approval should not be prejudiced, many societies would be quite unable to send in their complete applications by that date, and were consequently in great anxiety as to their position; and whether, in view of this fact, he could see his way to allow further time for the making of applications for the list of societies which would receive priority of consideration?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The Commissioners have had many representations as to the anxiety of societies which wish to appear in the first list of approved societies for extension of time in order to complete the necessary changes of their rules. They have decided to allow an extension until 2nd April. This need not imply delay in date of approval, and I hope that all concerned will recognise the great importance of making as early application as possible.