§ Major HUNT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many industrial assurance policies have lapsed since the commencement of the War; how many ordinary branch policies have lapsed during the same period; and how many of these policies belonged to the men of our Army and Navy and their wives and families?
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The Board of Trade have no information as to the number of assurance policies lapsed since the beginning of the War, but the Courts (Emergency Powers) Act prevents the lapsing of any industrial policy for an amount not exceeding £25 the premiums on which had been paid for two years before the beginning of the War without an application to the Court.