HC Deb 03 July 1913 vol 54 c2182

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state how the figure of £20 0s. 7d. has been arrived at in computing the costs and arrears of contributions under the National Insurance Act at the Somerton Petty Sessions on 26th May, as set forth in a letter from the Insurance Commissioners, O.S. 68?


When the letter in question was written it was believed that 6s. costs were granted on each summons in the Somerton case, and the figures were based on that assumption. I am now informed, however, by the clerk to the justices that this amount was intended to apply only to the first summons in each case, the costs on the remainder being 2s. 6d. each. I am obliged to the hon. and gallant Member for calling my attention to the matter; steps will at once be taken to correct the figure.