HC Deb 16 November 1931 vol 259 cc510-1W

asked the Minister of Health whether the issue of Circular A.S. 282 to approved societies is an indication of a change of policy in his Department to intervene in the domestic administration of approved societies; and why officers of his Department are now to be instructed to interfere in the internal affairs of approved societies when this procedure has never before been adopted?


The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension as to the purpose of the circular. It has always been the policy of my Department to give help and guidance to approved societies, where necessary, on matters relating to their administration, and for this purpose to make use of the services of its officers. The circular in question did not indicate any departure from this policy.