§ Mr. Leslie
asked the Minister of Health whether consideration will be given to a 317W reduction in the fee charged for a copy of a birth certificate in the case of poor people whose homes have been bombed and certificates lost?
Mr. M. MacDonald
These fees are fixed by Statute. Birth certificates are, however, obtainable at the special rate of 6d. if required for a wide range of statutory purposes; and date of birth is gratuitously verified upon applications for Old Age and Widows' Pensions. It has not appeared necessary, therefore, to consider any special provision respecting the loss by enemy action of this particular form of private property.