§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Prime Minister whether he, or other Member of the Cabinet, has received any communication from the industrial assurance companies or their superintendents, praying for such Amendments to the Courts (Emergency Powers) Act, 1914, as would mean practically the repeal of the Clauses which aim at the protection of assured persons who have enlisted or whose interests are adversely affected by the War, and whether it is contemplated to accede to this request; whether he is aware that pressure is being brought to bear on many agents to get them to bring about as many lapses of membership as they can, and to keep cases out of the Courts; and whether there is any action in view by the Government to protect industrially assured persons affected by the War against this form of fraud?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for South-East Lancashire yesterday.