§ MR. E. STANHOPE
asked the President of the Board of Trade, What is the total number of official receivers which he estimates will have to be appointed under section 61 of the Bankruptcy Bill; what is his estimate of the additional staff which will be required in the office of the Board of Trade under the Bill: and, whether the new system will involve any additional charge upon the Imperial Exchequer?
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN
The total number of Official Receivers will be 60—that is about the same number as there are Registrars at the present moment; but they will not necessarily be new officials, for powers are taken under the Bill to appoint Registrars and High Bailiffs if necessary. The additional number of clerks required in the Office of the Controller and at the Board of Trade will be about 30 or 40; but it is not expected that these changes will involve any additional charge upon the Exchequer.