HC Deb 28 February 1890 vol 341 c1513
MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been directed to the bankruptcy of Messrs. Towle and Gilbert, Solicitors, Nottingham, and to the misappropriation by them to their own use of considerable trust moneys, and of large sums of money belonging to and received from or on behalf of clients chiefly for investment on mortgage, thus causing serious loss and deprivation to numbers of persons; whether it is the intention of the Treasury to prosecute the delinquents; and if the present Law does not meet the case of such delinquencies, whether the Government will consider the desirability of introducing some amendment of the Law?


My attention has been called to this matter. I am aware great injury was inflicted on many poor persons. I am in hopes that evidence will be forthcoming to enable proceedings to be taken to bring the parties to justice. It is not, I think, desirable that I should say more upon this subject. The law does not, in my opinion, require amendment. The question is one of obtaining the necessary evidence.