§ Mr. BARNES
asked the Lord Advocate if, having regard to the recent and costly 2083W inquiry made by Mr. Addison Smith into the affairs of the City of Glasgow Friendly Society, the society has been approved without the recommendations of the inspector for the better government of the society being carried out and also without the knowledge of the Assistant Registrar of Friendly Societies in Scotland, where the society has its head office and does nearly all its business; and, if the society has been approved without the recommendations being carried out, what guarantees exist that they will now be given effect to by the management?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
A separate section of the City of Glasgow Friendly Society has been approved by the Joint Committee, of which Committee the Registrar of Friendly Societies is himself a member. Before approval was granted the Joint Committee was informed by the Registrar that he had received a sufficient undertaking that the recommendations made by the inspector will be carried out.