HC Deb 03 March 1920 vol 126 c471W

asked the Minister of Health whether, having regard to his reply of 10th April, 1919, on the question of fees payable to registrars of births and deaths, and to the fact that only in some cases boards of guardians are making gratuities, and that in many cases these officials are whole-time servants, he will, with a view to uniformity, introduce legislation to deal with what, in many instances, is a hardship?


As it has been represented to me that guardians are in some cases unaware of the facilities enabling them to pay gratuities to registrars, I am taking steps to bring the matter to the notice of guardians generally. I could not, however, undertake to introduce legislation to deal immediately with the occasional cases of hardship to which the question refers, though the question of the reorganisation of the service is one which I have under consideration.