HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 cc1107-8
1. Mr. De la Bère

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will have a full copy of the report of the inquiry which has been carried out by his Department into certain cases of group insurance by the Legal and General Insurance Company, in respect of men who have joined the Forces, placed in the Library of the House of Commons for perusal by Members of the House, in view of the far-reaching consequences of this inquiry to all insured under group insurance schemes, not only with the Legal and General Insurance Company, but with all insurance companies?

The President of the Board of Trade (Sir Andrew Duncan)

No such report has been made; but the position was fully set out in the answer given to my hon. Friend on 4th June and in the statement made by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour, on the same day in connection with the Debate on the Superannuation Schemes (War Service) Bill.

Mr. De la Bère

Would it not be fair to remember that the Board of Trade acted with commendable promptitude in this matter, and is it not very desirable that the Legal and General Insurance Company should carry out the recommendations without any further delay or without any policy of laisseż faire? Could my right hon. Friend tell me whether this is being done?

Sir A. Duncan

Yes, Sir; I am informed that the company are this week sending a circular to all the employers concerned.