§ MR. W. JOHNSTON
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, and, if so, under what circumstances, a Registrar of Births and Deaths is justified in refusing to give a certified copy of an entry in the Register under his care, at a cost not exceeding one shilling to the applicant, when such certificate is required for the purpose of enabling a member of a registered Friendly Society, or his representatives, to obtain payment of any sum due to him or them from such society?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
I am not aware, Sir, of any circumstances which would justify a Registrar in refusing to give a certificate of death for the pur- 726 pose alluded to. The Friendly Societies Act of 1875 provides that a certificate of death shall be given on the payment of a fee of 1s., but application must be made in such form as is provided by the Registrar General, and some omission in that respect may have given rise to this Question. It is no part of the duty of the Registrar to fill up the form; but he is permitted by the Registrar General to do so on a charge of 3d. extra.