HC Deb 24 May 1901 vol 94 cc1119-20
MR. MITCHELL () Burnley

I beg, in accordance with private notice, to ask the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the interests of the commercial community both in England and the colonies, whether he will take steps at an early date to deal with the question of a more complete and systematic codification of English commercial law.


I have received the private notice of the hon. Gentleman. I quite recognise the great importance of the matter raised by this question, but I am afraid I am not at present in a position to make any statement with regard to it.