HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 cc989-90W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that agents of some insurance companies and societies working special sections under the National Insurance Act are now telling their clients that unless they join the particular section they shall lose all benefit under the Act and all premiums paid to those companies and societies; and whether the Insurance Commissioners will take any steps to stop this method of canvassing and to inform the public that it is unauthorised and improper?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Derby on the 26th June. If he will call my attention to any specific case, I will call the attention of the societies concerned to the matter, and I have no doubt that they will take steps to stop the practice. Persons induced to join an approved society by misrepresentation will be free to transfer to any other approved society.