HC Deb 13 May 1902 vol 108 c25

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state in how many cases since August, 1900, applications have been received by him for an Inquiry under Section 56 of the Companies Act, 1862; how many such Inquiries have been held; and what are the circumstances and conditions under which the Board of Trade permits such Inquiries to be held.

(Answer.) There have been two applications and no Inquiries. The decision is left entirely in the discretion of the Board, and each case is dealt with on its merits.—(Board of Trade.)