§ 32. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the total number of policies issued by the Irish Provident Assurance Company similar in character to the policy in question in the case of Flood against that Company; and the number of these policies transferred to and accepted by the London and Provincial Assurance Company?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
I have been asked by my right hon. Friend the Secretary to the Treasury to answer this question. The Board of Trade have no information as to the number of policies of the nature referred to which were issued by the Irish Provident Assurance Company, Limited, or as to the number transferred to the London and Provincial Assurance Company, Limited.
§ 33. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, in view of the opinion of the Attorney-General for Ireland that the policies of the Irish Provident Assurance Company were not life policies and the decision of the Irish Court of Appeal in the case of Flood against that company that they were life policies, and that the assured persons were entitled to have their premiums refunded, whether the Treasury will enable those insured persons, too poor to bring an action, to recover the sums paid by them in premiums in the foregoing circumstances?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Masterman)
I do not think this is a matter in which the Treasury could assist private claimants.