§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much in total his Department will pay in insurance during the current financial year; and if he will publish a functional breakdown of the total amount.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
It is long-established Government policy not to pay a commercial insurance premium unless there is a statutory or contractual obligation or a particular advantage—such as specialist services—over and above the possible receipt of compensation for loss. For this reason I do not anticipate any material expenditure during the current year.