§ Sir D. Kaberry
I beg to present a Petition, Mr. Speaker, signed by the officers and members of the National Association of Registration Officers. The Preamble reads:To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled,The Humble Petition of the National Association of Registration Officers sheweth"— and so on.
The Petition deals with the conditions of service of registration officers throughout England and Wales, and the concluding paragraph reads:Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray that a Government Committee of Inquiry be appointed to investigate the organisation of the registration service; the conditions of service of registration officers; and to make recommendations concerning the reorganisation of the service; the modernisation of the local administration of the service and the salaries and conditions of service of the officers.Finally, it states:And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.The Petition is signed by six officers and is supported by 702 registrars of births, marriages and deaths throughout England and Wales.
§ To lie upon the Table.