HC Deb 08 July 1955 vol 543 c1513

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 (Money Committees).—[Queen's Recommendation signified.]

[Sir CHARLES MACANDREW in the Chair]

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to extend the powers of friendly societies, and amend the Friendly Societies Acts, 1896 to 1948; to make provision with respect to the furnishing of information by the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in connection with claims for benefit from friendly societies and trade unions; and for purposes connected therewith, it is expedient to authorize—

  1. (a) any charge on moneys provided by Parliament which may result from treating as expenses incurred in carrying into effect the Acts relating to national insurance such expenses as may be incurred by any Government department in connection with the furnishing of information relating to claims and awards under those Acts by the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance to any registered friendly society or branch, or to any registered trade union or branch of a registered trade union; and
  2. (b) the payment into the Exchequer of any increase attributable to the said Act of the present Session in the fees payable under or by virtue of the Friendly Societies Act, 1896.—[Mr. H. Brooke.]

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.