§ 81. Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Weir Report, in referring to schemes run by private organisations purporting to give protection against war risks to property and suggesting that an undue proportion of contributions was possibly appropriated to management expenses and further suggesting that appeals made to the public on behalf of the promoters of such schemes in fact mislead the public, did, by such generalisation, an injustice to the promoters of certain schemes against which such charges cannot lie; whether he will take steps to ensure that the legislation promised by the Government to curtail the activities of the sponsors of such schemes shall not hamper the operations of any well-conducted and prudent scheme managed in an honest manner; and whether he can state when the promised legislation will be introduced?
§ Mr. Stanley
I hope to be in a position to introduce legislation on this matter at a very early date.