§ MR. H. B. SHERIDAN
said, he rose to ask permission to bring in a Bill to regulate Insurance and Assurance Institutions, and to arrange for their incorporation. He said that the preamble of the proposed Bill recited that it was expedient that the statute laws relating to those companies should be embodied in one Act, and provision would also be made in the Bill for their registration and regulation. In future no Insurance or Assurance Company would be allowed to be established unless registered under the provisions of the Bill. The law with respect to these companies was at present in an uncertain and unsatisfactory state, and it was necessary that some legislative enactment should be passed with respect to them. He had understood from the Government at an early part of the evening that there would be no opposition on their part to his Motion, and be therefore trusted hon. Gentlemen would consent to the introduction of the Bill upon the understanding that its merits would be discussed upon the second reading.
Bill to regulate Insurance and Assurance Institutions, and to arrange for their incorporation, ordered to be brought in by Mr. HENRY BRINSLEY SHERIDAN and Colonel FRENCH.