HC Deb 04 June 1883 vol 279 c1627

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he has considered the Report of a Royal Commission in 1878 on the Stock Exchange; and, whether he contemplates the adoption of any of its recommendations, such as giving them a Charter, with its privileges and responsibilities?


Since the Commission of 1879 there has been to my knowledge no application from members of the Stock Exchange nor from any other person to grant a Charter to that body; and, under those circumstances, and having regard to the great pressure of business at the Board of Trade and other Departments of the Government, I have not at present under consideration any proposal for carrying into effect the recommendations of that Commission.