HC Deb 22 July 1914 vol 65 cc435-6
42. Major HOPE

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the Insurance Commissioners, to what purpose or fund the contributions of insured emigrants are applied in cases where it is not found practicable to transfer the emigrant to a society or institution in the country to which he or she has emigrated?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The cost of the emigrant's insurance while he was still in this country will ordinarily have exceeded the amount of the contributions paid by him.

Major HOPE

What happens to it if there is a surplus due to an emigrant or en behalf of an emigrant?


If the hon. Member knows of an emigrant who has a surplus and he will give me the case in point, I will give him an answer.