HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 c1832
38. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that in all recent legislation dealing with the fanning interests only one arbiter is permitted in settling all disputes; whether he is aware that many insurance companies doing business with farmers, and in particular a company called the General Accident Insurance Company, of Perth, have a clause in their policies insisting on two arbiters and an oversman being appointed on every disputed claim, and that this leads to great delay, expense, and loss; and whether he will introduce legislation making insurance companies submit to a single arbiter?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

I have no knowledge as to the terms of the policies issued by the insurance company referred to, and am not aware that there is any case for legislation on the lines suggested by my hon. and learned Friend.