§ 44. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that a large friendly society is sending insurance books and cards for the second quarter to all its members, irrespective as to whether such persons have made that society their approved society for health insurance, and thereby causing waste of stationery; if he can state whether it is contrary to the Regulations of the National Health Insurance Commission for insurance books to be issued by approved societies to persons who do not sign an application for membership form; and if he proposes to take action in the matter?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I am not aware that any approved society is acting in the manner stated. Under the Regulations of the Commission a society should issue contri- 336 bution cards or insurance books only to persons who have been admitted as members of the society for the purposes of the National Insurance Act. If the hon. Member will give mo the name of the society to which he refers I will have inquiries made into the matter.