§ MR. CHARLES HALL (Cambridge, Chesterton)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has now ascertained that the bankers who were stated in the local newspapers to be making arrangements for the transfer to their own bank of a large number of deposit accounts of the Cambridge Trustee Savings Bank were not Messrs. Mortlock and Co., but another firm?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
Yes, Sir; there has been a confusion which I regret. Messrs. Mortlock and Co. were not the bankers who attempted to arrange for the transfer to themselves of the deposit account of the savings bank in question. It was another firm, and an apology is due to Messrs. Mortlock and Co. for the mistake.