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Friday, 4 July 1941

Senator FOLL - Yesterday, Senator Collings asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Army, upon notice -

Has the Minister any information to give to Parliament as a result of his promised investigation into charges that; big assurance companies are cancelling policies as soon as the policy-holders enlist in the fighting forces?

The Minister for the Army has furnished the following reply: -

Inquiries in relation to various forms of assurance policies held by men serving in the Australian Imperial Force and Australian Military Force are proceeding with a view to ascertaining whether any action is necessary to protect their interests. The inquiries made so far disclose that there is no ground for complaint in relation to life policies held by members of the forces taken out before the outbreak of war.

The honorable senator may be assured that all aspects of this question will be covered by the investigations now being made, and that the interests of members of the forces will be protected.

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