§ MR. O'GRADY (Leeds, E.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Registrar-General has promised to make inquiry into the methods adopted by the committee of management of the Royal London Friendly Society to secure the conversion of the Society into a company; and whether he will make representations to the Registrar-General to refrain from registering any resolution passed at a meeting of the society for the purpose of such conversion until such inquiry has been made.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse). If the hon. Member will refer to the Answer which I gave to my hon. friend the Member for Skipton last Tuesday he will see that the Answer to the first part of his Question is in the negative. As regards the second part of the Question, I understand that no special resolution has yet been passed, and I cannot give any undertaking beforehand about an event which has not taken place. The whole matter, however, is receiving the most careful consideration, and I can assure the hon. Member that no action will be taken by the Chief Registrar without all due weight being given to any representations he may receive from the various parties interested.