HC Deb 03 July 1890 vol 346 c689

I beg to ask the Attorney General if, in reference to the dormant funds in Chancery, he will consider whether the publication of the lists may not be made more useful to the public by giving the names of the estates and "matters" which are the subject of the suits, in addition to the titles of the suits; and whether the office still retains its objections to publishing the amounts of money to the credit of each suit?


As to the first paragraph of the hon. Member's question I am informed that the particulars to be given in the lists in question are controlled by the order of the Treasury. I will make inquiry as to whether the suggestion of the hon. Member as to giving increased information is considered desirable. As to the last paragraph, I must refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary to the Treasury. I understand the office still think that, inasmuch as the amounts from time to time vary, it would be inconvenient to attempt to publish the amount of money to the credit of each suit.