HC Deb 08 November 1906 vol 164 cc746-7
MR. LEIF JONES (Westmoreland, Appleby)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been given to the number of cases in which parents draw-considerable sums from insurance companies on the death of their infant children through neglect and ill-usage; and whether he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to put an end to the practice of infant insurance.


Cases of the nature referred to have, occasionally, come to my notice. I beg to refer to the Answer which I gave in this House on the 16th July last to the hon. Member for the Chesterfield Division of Derbyshire, † in which I explained the law on the subject, and I may add that the matter is under the consideration of my hon. friend the Secretary to the Treasury, who hopes, if opportunity offers, to introduce legislation further limiting the sums of money which can be obtained in this manner.