§ MR. LEEMAN
rose to move for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the Law in respect of the sale and purchase of Shares in Joint Stock Banking Companies. The joint-stock banking companies of this country were themselves the creation of Parliament, and they were entitled to the protection of the House. The object of this Bill was to render it imperative on any one who entered into a contract for the sale of shares that he should specify the particular share or shares sold by their particular numbers.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
had no objection to the introduction of the Bill, but the Government would reserve their opinion upon it until the second reading.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill to amend the Law in respect of the sale and purchase of Shares in Joint Stock Banking Companies, ordered to be brought in by Mr. LEEMAN, Mr. WALDEGRAVE-LESLIE, and Mr. GOLDNEY.
§ Bill presented,and road the first time. [Bill 38.]