HC Deb 08 June 1888 vol 326 cc1543-4
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether, considering the disclosures made at the recent trials for assurance frauds at Belfast, and the danger to society involved in the practice of the illegal system of persons assuring the lives of others in whom they have no insurable interest, and without their consent, he will, for the prevention of crime, advise the Government to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to life assurances, by obliging Life Assurance Companies to register the names and addresses of assurers, and of the persons whose lives are assured, in a book to be kept for the purpose by the Clerk of Petty Sessions, or other local officer of the district in which the person assured resides, so that every inhabitant of a district may be able to ascertain whether or not his life has been assured by any other person?


(who replied) said: I am afraid it will not be possible for the Government to bring in a Bill during the present Session to amend the law relating to life insurances in the manner indicated by the hon. Member. The subject is one, however, to which I will give my careful consideration.