HC Deb 04 August 1887 vol 318 c1157
MR. DIXON-HIARTLAND (Middlesex, Uxbridge)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, "Whether any Rules about small bankruptcies, now under his consideration and that of the Lord Chancellor, to amend the grievance he has admitted, will be retrospective, as far as unclosed bankruptcies are concerned; and, whether he will give instructions to his officials not to close any such estate still open, to which they will apply, until such rules are decided upon.?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. No opinion has been expressed upon the particular grievance alleged by him. But, as previously stated, the subject of the law of disclaimer, including the question raised by the hon. Member, is under consideration, with a view to the removal of any anomalies which may be found to exist, either by further legislation or otherwise. The Board of Trade are not prepared, in the meantime, to interfere with the administration of the Bankruptcy Act, as suggested by the hon. Member.