§ MR. REMNANT (Finsbury, Holborn)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to a recent judgment in the Cardiff County Court in which it was revealed that a one-man company incorporated under the Companies Acts cannot be punished for any disregard of the poison regulations sanctioned by the Privy Council; and whether, in the public interest, the Departmental Committee of Inquiry on the Companies Acts will be directed to consider and report on this effect of incorporation.
(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) My attention has not been called to the recent judgment in the Cardiff County Court referred to in the Question. The Board of Trade are not prepared to direct the Departmental Committee of Inquiry on the Companies Acts to consider and report on the sale of poisons by one-man or other companies, inasmuch as any amendment of the law in this respect would not be germane to a Companies Bill.