§ Mr. WATT
asked whether any arrangement has yet been made in the insurance scheme whereby branches in Scotland of the large affiliated orders whose central offices are in England, which have sufficient membership of their own, will be given the status of approved societies without severing the connection with the order; and, if so, will he say what the arrangement is?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
As was stated last Monday by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for the Home Department, the Government intend to put down a new Clause enabling a district or group of branches to deal with its surplus apart from the central fund of the society of which it forms part. It is hoped that this arrangement will meet the requirements of the Scotch branches to which my hon. Friend refers.