§ SIR BARRINGTON SIMEON (Southampton)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether persons following the trade of money lenders have to take out any licence; and, if not, whether he will consider the advisability of making it illegal for any person to ply the trade of a money lender, by sending out circulars, or letters, or any other form of advertisement, unless he is duly licensed so to do?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
No licence is necessary to enable a person to follow the trade of a money lender. I would point out that the term "money lender" covers a large class of persons, including bankers, and I do not see my way to adopt the suggestion made in the Question.