42. Mr. BATHURST
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East on what grounds the Insurance Commissioners have decided that a dispute as to the termination of an assured person's membership of an approved society is not a dispute within the meaning of the National Insurance Act, 1911; and what is the object and justification of the exceptional procedure in such cases contemplated by Circular A. S. 92 (revised)?
The question of passing a transfer value on an insured person leaving one approved society and joining another is not a dispute within the meaning of the Act. Section 31 directs the 1554 passing of a transfer value with the insured person by the Commissioners unless the society he is leaving proves that the consent of the society was not unreasonably withheld.
Has not this impartial and judicial body to decide on their merits these cases of transfer?