§ MR. E. BOULNOIS (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade when the Report of the Board of Trade for the year 1894, under Section 29 of the Companies Winding-up Act, 1890, will be laid before Parliament; and whether he will undertake that the Report shall be in the hands of Members before the Vote is taken for the estimates of the amount required in the year ending 31st March 1896, to meet the deficiency of income from fees, &c., for the requirements of the Board of Trade under the Bankruptcy Acts, 1883 and 1890, and under the Companies Winding-up Act, 1890?
§ MR. BRYCE said
The materials, which are very large and complicated, for the preparation of the Annual Report are being collected, and the Report itself will be prepared at the earliest possible moment. But it is not possible to give any undertaking as to the precise time at which it will be laid before Parliament.