HC Deb 29 June 1905 vol 148 c529
MR. McKEAN (Monaghan, S.)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the proposed reduction of the capital of the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company; and, if so, and having regard to the losses incurred by numbers of the public owing to the dealings of unscrupulous financiers with the affairs of the company, he will undertake next session to introduce a Bill to amend the Companies Acts so as to render a recurrence of such a state of things impossible, or to bring the guilty parties within the reach of the criminal law.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) My attention has not been directed to this matter except by the hon. Member, and I cannot express any opinion upon it. But, as regards the Companies Acts generally, I may remind the hon. Member that a Departmental Committee was appointed by the President of the Board of Trade early in the session to consider Amendments to those Acts. That Committee is still sitting.