HC Deb 20 June 1867 vol 188 c171

said, he begged to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce a Bill to amend the Law of Limited Liability during this Session?


said, in reply, that the Select Committee on Limited Liability Acts, of which his right hon. Friend and himself were Members, reported that it was highly desirable that a Bill should be brought in by the Government during the present Session to carry out the alterations they recommended. In accordance with that decision he placed the Resolutions, as well as some suggestions of the Member for Stockport, in the hands of the Government draughtsman, who was at work upon the subject, though his time was very much occupied with the Reform Bill and other matters. He (Mr. S. Cave) had refrained from moving for Leave to bring in this Bill until he could see his way to proceeding with it, in order not further to encumber the Notice Paper with Bills in respect of which no progress could be made.