Oral Answers to Questions — Frustrated Contracts.

– in the House of Commons on 23rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

asked the Attorney-General whether, having regard to the decision on 15th June, in the case of Fibrosa Societe Anonyme v. Fairbairn, Lawson, Combe, Barbour, Limited, he is in a position to make any further statement with regard to insurance policies which have been frustrated as a result of the war?

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

As stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Tamworth (Sir J. Mellor) on 18th June, the problems arising out of this decision are under consideration by my Noble Friend and my right hon. and learned Friend. For the moment, my right hon. and learned Friend is not in a position 10 make a further statement with regard to the particular matter with which the hon. Member is concerned.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

Are these matters also under consideration by the Board of Trade, through whose action a very large number of people were deprived of the advantages of their policy or a refund?

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

The question of legislation is under the consideration of the Government, and all necessary investigations will be made.