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Insurance (Statistics)

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th March 1968.

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Photo of Sir John Hall Sir John Hall , Wycombe 12:00 am, 13th March 1968

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to fill the statistical deficiencies relating to the insurance industry portfolio investment, the foreign earnings of life insurance business overseas, and the home-foreign underwriting business transacted in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr George Darling Mr George Darling , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Board of Trade officials are in touch with the British Insurance Association on these matters.

Photo of Sir John Hall Sir John Hall , Wycombe

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the information is likely to become available and, if so, when?

Photo of Mr George Darling Mr George Darling , Sheffield, Hillsborough

As the hon. Gentleman probably knows, we are having a series of discussions with the insurance interests. I should not like to make a guess as to the date when any conclusions will be reached. I hope that the discussions will not take long. As to whether the information will be published, I should like notice of that question.

Several Hon. Members:

rose

Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen

Order. Private Notice Question. Sir Harmar Nicholls.