HC Deb 23 June 1915 vol 72 cc1177-8W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he is aware that, while the insurance companies relieve officers of the New Armies of extra war risks, the special service officers who cross the Channel have to pay these risks and are not relieved and, although their appointments may suddenly terminate, they cannot recover the fees paid; and whether, seeing that these extra fees may amount to 15 to 40 per cent. of their pay, he will take steps to circularise the insurance companies and arrange matters on a satisfactory basis?


I have carefully considered this question, and regret that I do not see my way to adopt the suggestion. The whole subject of officers' life insurance has been carefully considered since the War began.