HC Deb 31 January 1918 vol 101 c1744
71. Major HUNT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has lately had sent to him a number of cases in which assurance policies have been unfairly lapsed; and whether he is able to take any steps to prevent assurance companies from taking an unfair advantage of working people, and especially of sailors and soldiers and their dependants?


Certain eases have recently been brought to my notice in which it is alleged that policy holders or their representatives have not been treated fairly, and inquiries are being made into those cases. The Courts (Emergency Powers) Act prevails the lapsing of industrial policies to which the Act applies without an application to the Court.