MR. BRADLATUGH (Northampton)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a communication from Messrs. James, of Merthyr Tydvil, alleging certain hardships pressing upon executors under the working of the 125th section of "The Bankruptcy Act, 1883;" and whether 902 he will, during the recess, consider the advisability of some amendment of the Act in this respect?
§ * SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The Board of Trade received, on the 23rd instant, a communication from Messrs. James, alleging certain hardships said to have been sustained by themselves and clients in connection with the administration of an insolvent debtor's estate, under Section 125 of the Bankruptcy Act. I am not satisfied that these allegations are well founded; but as the matters in dispute have, at the instance of the Official Receivers, been set down for hearing by the Judge of the Merthyr Tydvil Court on the 7th August next, I must decline to express any opinion upon the question raised by the hon. Member until after such hearing has taken place.