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Funeral Expenses Of Children Insurance Bill

Volume 34: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1895

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*SIR RICHARD WEBSTER (Isle of Wight) moved, "That the Bill be now read 2°." He explained that the Bill was intended to deal with the question of infant insurance, and to put a reasonable limit on the amount insured. He was confident that the House would be glad to affirm the principle by reading the Bill a second time.

thought the object of the Bill exceedingly good, but there were certain clauses which friendly societies were afraid would injuriously affect them.

stated that drafts of the Bill had been sent to nearly all the friendly societies and been, as he was informed, approved by them, but he would carefully consider any Amendment designed to protect the just interests of those societies.

said, it was within his knowledge that there were some representatives of friendly societies who thought that they were brought, unintentionally no doubt, within the purview of the Bill.

Bill read 2°, and committed for Wednesday 12th June.