HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1740-1W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Principal Probate Registry refuses to accept the occupation of "Member of Parliament" on a properly affirmed document and requests reaffirmation with fuller particulars of occupation.

Sir John. Anderson

I understand that "Member of Parliament" is accepted in the Principal Probate Registry as a sufficient description of a deponent in affidavits, without further particulars of occupation. If any request for such further particulars has in fact been made, it must have been due to an error on the part of a member of the staff of the Registry, which would have been corrected had the matter been referred by the applicant to a Registrar.