HC Deb 23 June 1942 vol 380 cc1815-6
60. Sir H. Williams

asked the Attorney-General whether, having regard to the decision on 15th June, in the case of Fibrosa Societe Anonyme v. Fairbairn, Lawson, Combe, Barbour, Limited, he is in a position to make any further statement with regard to insurance policies which have been frustrated as a result of the war?

The Solicitor-General

As stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Tamworth (Sir J. Mellor) on 18th June, the problems arising out of this decision are under consideration by my Noble Friend and my right hon. and learned Friend. For the moment, my right hon. and learned Friend is not in a position 10 make a further statement with regard to the particular matter with which the hon. Member is concerned.

Sir H. Williams

Are these matters also under consideration by the Board of Trade, through whose action a very large number of people were deprived of the advantages of their policy or a refund?

The Solicitor-General

The question of legislation is under the consideration of the Government, and all necessary investigations will be made.

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