§ 11.59 p.m.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)
I beg to move,That the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Friendly Society Life Policies) Regulations, 1951 (SI, 1951, No. 1408), a copy of which was laid before this House on 2nd August, 1951, in the last Parliament, be approved.I hope that we shall be allowed to discuss this and the subsequent Regulation together, as they raise identical points.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I do not know whether the House wants a lengthy explanation of the Regulations. I understand the right hon. Member for Blyth (Mr. Robens), wishes to say a word on 1686 them, I hope in approbation. They were made under the last Government, and the approval of the Treasury was indicated by two hon. Gentlemen opposite. Their purpose is to lay down the procedure under which reservists called to the Forces are able to obtain protection for their insurance policies. There are two Regulations to cover different categories of policies, and they are simply machinery for carrying out what was the obvious intention of the House when, earlier this year, the relevant Bill was passed into law.
§ Mr. Alfred Robens (Blyth)
So far as this side of the House is concerned, we shall certainly approve of these Regulations, especially as we were responsible for drafting them, in the main, and I am sure my right hon. and hon. Friends will come to a decision without further comment.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
That the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Industrial Assurance, &c., Policies) Regulations, 1951 (S.I., 1951, No. 1407), dated 2nd August, 1951, a copy of which was laid before this House on 2nd August, 1951, in the last Parliament, he approved.—[Mr. Boyd-Carpenter.]