HC Deb 01 July 1890 vol 346 c458
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if his attention has been called to a letter purporting to be signed by Messrs. J. and P. Hutchinson, shipping agents in Glasgow, and published in the Shipping Gazette of the 23rd June, in which the writers, replying to a demand for explanations from the Committee of Lloyd's regarding certain marine policies of insurance, make the following admissions:— We had issued a policy of insurance purporting to bear the signatures of certain Lloyd's underwriters, while, as a matter of fact, we had no mandate or authority to adhibit their names, and the policy which we issued did not even represent any actual contract made by them, the premiums being different to that at which the risk had been accepted"; and whether he will inquire into the genuineness of the letter, and if it be genuine if he will instruct the Procurator Fiscal, in the public interest, to investigate the primâ facie case of forgery and fraud which the alleged admission establishes?


The matter which forms the subject of this question was fully investigated some time ago, but no such case was disclosed as to justify criminal proceedings.