HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c858
SIR JAMES JOICEY (Durham, Chester-le-Street)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation with the view of compelling all private banks to publish their balance sheets.


I do not see how you can distinguish between private banks and other private undertakings and if the accounts of the one were to be made public by law, I suppose the accounts of all private undertakings would have to be made public by law.