HC Deb 07 November 1911 vol 30 cc1615-6W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the methods by which smaller societies can be grouped for the purpose of administering the National Insurance Bill, whether amalgamation may take place with a society of more than 5,000 members; and whether, in the event of any society preferring this method, the Registrar of Friendly Societies will avail himself of his powers to dispense with the conditions for amalgamation or transfer of engagements contained in Section 69, Subsection (3) (a) and (b), of the Friendly Societies Act, 1896, subject to the members having, by a majority of votes at a special general meeting duly summoned, agreed to such amalgamation or transfer of engagements, and to a certificate being produced from an actuary, authorised by the Treasury to certify annuity tables, showing that adequate provision is made for meeting the claims of all persons interested in the funds of the society?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; as regards the second part, the point is under consideration.