§ MR. HENRY SEYMOUR
said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade, If he intends to introduce a measure to alter the Companies Act, 1862, to enable Companies, by special resolution of their shareholders, to diminish the nominal value and increase the number of their shares, retaining intact the original amount of the capital of the Company?
§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
Sir, the subject has been under consideration with the view of introducing a Bill, but all the provisions of the measure are not yet settled. I hope, however, to be able to lay a Bill on the table shortly after the Easter recess.