§ Lord Houghton of Sowerby
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they intend to end the contracts of registrars who continue to ban marriages on Saturdays.
§ Lord Elton
Registration officers are not employed under any contract of service. They are statutory officers. The present dispute, which arises from a claim for regrading, is with the local authorities by whom their salaries are paid. Neither the Government nor the Registrar General is a party to the negotiations.