HC Deb 07 April 1919 vol 114 c1673

The following question stood on the Order Paper in the name of Colonel THORNE:

91. To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Personal Application Department of the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Saturday; whether the widows and relatives of deceased soldiers applying at 3.30 p.m. are told that they are too late and must attend on another day; whether, owing to an absence of system, applicants are kept waiting an unnecessary length of time and attended to out of turn; and whether he will give instructions that every facility must be given and every courtesy shown to all personal applicants and no application refused before the official time for the close of business?

Colonel THORNE

I have been asked to put this question to the Attorney-General for Wednesday, but may I have your ruling, Mr. Speaker, because I have already put down four questions for Wednesday? Shall I be allowed to put this one—the fifth?


Perhaps the best plan would be to take off one of the others.