HC Deb 28 May 1857 vol 145 c999

Order for Second Reading read.


hoped that this Bill would be amended in Committee, because, as it stood, it did not attain the object it had in view—the establishment of one jurisdiction for winding-up Joint-stock Companies. It left the conflicting jurisdictions of the Commissioner of Bankruptcy and Courts of Equity as they were now.


was afraid that the object contemplated by the hon. Member was too large for any legislation to take place on it during the present Session. The object of the present Bill was a more limited one, and the usefulness of the measure depended materially upon its being carried as soon as possible. He should, however, be ready to consider in Committee any suggestions of the hon. Member.

Bill read 2°, and committed for Thursday next.