HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 c1081

Resolution reported, "That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £250, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1917, for the Salaries and Expenses of the Department of the Registrar-General of Births, etc."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."


I have taken a great deal of interest in this matter of the registration of business names, which, I suppose, it is proposed, through the Department of the Registrar-General in Ireland, to put into operation in that country. As one who does business occasionally in Ireland, and who occasionally goes to Ireland, I should like to know whether the Chief Secretary for Ireland can give us any information as to what has been done there? Will the Act be put into force in the same way there as in this country I Can he assure us that this very useful Act will be put into force without any delay whatsoever?


All the arrangements have been made for putting the Act promptly into operation. All the details have been carefully thought out, and I have no doubt by the 31st March the bringing of this Act into operation will be as forward in Ireland as it will be in this country.

Question put, and agreed to.