HC Deb 27 July 1869 vol 198 c800

said, he wished to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, If it is proposed to change the system of paying the Dividends on Government Securities by the Bank of England, and to remit, as in the case of Railway and other Companies, Dividend Warrants to the holders of such stocks?

MR. AYRTON, in reply, said, his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has under consideration the proposal to change the system of paying the dividends on Government securities by the Bank of England. Legislation will be necessary, however, to effect a change of that extent.