HC Deb 27 June 1881 vol 262 cc1356-7

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Government will take steps to procure the publication of the following particulars in the future lists of the dormant funds in Chancery:— Name of the cause or matter; Cross refrences to sub-titles; Names of persons supposed to be entitled, with last known addresses; Amount of fund in court; How long lying unclaimed?


The Government do not propose to publish fuller particulars of dormant funds in Chancery. It appears to them that the information now given is sufficient for general purposes. The labour of preparing the list is already considerable, and should not be increased except on proof of necessity. In any case the Government could not undertake to offer an opinion upon such a point as supposed claimants.