Frustrated Contracts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 30th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Purbrick Mr Reginald Purbrick , Liverpool, Walton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will bring under the notice of Lloyds' Insurance Committee the decision in the case of Fibrosa Société Anonyme versus Fair-bairn, Lawson, Combe, Barbour, Limited, and point out to them that the advice given to them by the trading with the enemy branch of his Department on the subject of the refund of premiums no longer holds good?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

I understand that the Joint Insurance Committee, on which Lloyds are represented, is already considering the position of insurance contracts under the decision of the House of Lords to which my hon. Friend refers.