HC Deb 19 June 1930 vol 240 c563
32. Mr. MILLS

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the annual defalcations by secretaries and treasurers of slate clubs and other thrift organisations with annual share out; and whether he contemplates any legislation to prevent these evils?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence)

I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 12th December last to the question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Southwark (Mr. Day).


May I ask the Financial Secretary when legislative action is contemplated by the Government in regard to this matter?


If the hon. Member will refer to my answer, he will see that I stated that I cannot see any possibility of legislation on this subject that would be likely to be effective.


Could not the question of bonds, such as are entered into by people in other guaranteed employment, be made a condition of the formation of these clubs?


Will the hon. Gentleman consider setting up the 45th committee of inquiry into this matter?

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