HC Deb 17 February 1887 vol 310 cc1770-1
MR. J. M. MACLEAN (Oldham)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether, having regard to the Memorial lately presented to the Marquess of Salisbury by a deputation of employers of labour and working men delegates from Lancashire, and to the Resolution passed last week by the Associated Chambers of Commerce in favour of a double registration of Limited Companies, and of not allowing them to commence business till a considerable percentage of their capital has been paid up, Her Majesty's Government will undertake to legislate this Session for the amendment of the Limited Liability Acts?

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

The Board of Trade are considering the important subject referred to in the Question with a view to legislation; but I am not in a position at present to hold out any definite promise to the hon. Member.