HC Deb 28 July 1938 vol 338 c3281
3 Miss Rathbone

asked the Home Secretary how many courts have not complied with the Affiliation Orders Act, 1914, obliging them to appoint a collecting officer; and how many affiliation orders during the past 12 months, or any other typical recent period, were paid through a third party and how many directly between the parties?

Sir S. Hoare

I regret that the information asked for is not available, but if the hon. Member has any particular case of difficulty in mind, I shall be glad to make inquiries.

Miss Rathbone

Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to inquire whether there are any cases in which the law is not being complied with; and if there are such cases, will he take steps to see that it is complied with?

Sir S. Hoare

I have said that I have no evidence to that effect. If the hon. Lady will help me by letting me have any information which she has at her disposal, I shall be glad to look into it.