HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 cc2043-4W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners have applied to become an approved society under the National Insurance Act; if so, have the Insurance Commissioners sanctioned the request and assented to that society being admitted an approved society; whether he is aware that the society in question has itself raised the defence that it was an illegal society, and that the Courts have so held in an action brought against the society by one of its members; and whether, in these circumstances, an illegal society will be permitted to enrol itself as an approved society under the Act.


The society referred to has stated its intention to apply for approval, but has not yet actually applied. The other parts of the question do not therefore at present arise.