§ 54. Mr. CAIRNS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is the intention of the Government to charge 10s. for registering the annual Return each year for friendly societies and for the quinquennial Report of the committee, for which a charge is made of 10s.; and is he aware that this is the first time a charge has 1960 been made and that such a society as the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows would have to pay over £2,000?
§ Sir R. HORNE
As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply to the Question put by the hon. Member for West Houghton on the 9th instant, and as regards the second part, to the reply to the Question put by the hon. and gallant Member for Hulme on the 13th instant.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the very strong feeling which exists in the country against this change?
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Has the right hon. Gentleman considered that in the case of societies like the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, having numerous branches, this charge will impose a very heavy burden?