HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 cc1576-7
MR. BOTTOMLEY (Hackney, S.)

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that a clause is frequently inserted in policies of marine insurance providing that the production of such policies shall be deemed sufficient evidence of insurable interest; and whether, in view of what occurred in evidence at recent wreck inquiries, he can see his way to introduce a Bill requiring proof of insurable interest in all claims under marine policies, as is done in the cases of fire and life insurance.

(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to this Question. The subject of the insurances to which the Question refers is now under my consideration, and I propose shortly to confer with representatives of the interests concerned with a view to deciding what steps, if any, it is advisable to take in the matter.