HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c590W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet decided to make an investigation into the very high rate of lapse in approved societies managed by industrial assurance companies, to which the Government actuary drew attention in 1937 in his Report on the Fourth Valuation (Cmd. 5496); and whether he will give full publicity to the results of any inquiry made?

Mr. Elliot

I have received from the Government Actuary a statement as to the nature and scope of an investigation into the matter referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend. Any investigation of real value would involve my Department in much additional work and it would be difficult to undertake this under present conditions. I have noted the matter for further consideration when the pressure on my staff abates.