HC Deb 21 May 1908 vol 189 cc503-4
MR. JOWETT (Bradford, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the advisability of calling for a Return from the various industrial assurance companies, showing the extent to which they have gained financially by reason of lapsed policies.


I am advised that it would not be practicable to obtain the information asked for without statutory powers which the Board of Trade do not possess. I would, however, call attention to the fact that forfeiture cannot be incurred by any insured person except after due notice given in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of the Collecting Societies and Industrial Assurance Companies Act, 1896.