HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 c2382W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been called to the fact that in the case of certain approved societies members are informed that if they desire to ascertain the extent and character of the benefits to which they are entitled and the mode of procedure to be followed in applying for them they must purchase a book of the rules of the society; and will he say if the charge thus made for the information is in accordance with the provisions of the Act or of the regulations of the Insurance Commissioners?


A society may provide by its rules that copies of the rules shall be supplied to members on demand at a fixed charge. I may point out that the sums so received are set off against the cost of printing, which would otherwise have to be defrayed wholly out of the administration account of the society.