§ MR LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General if his attention has been drawn to the remarks of the assistant judge of the Lord Mayor's Court in regard to the scandal arising out of money-lending transactions with city clerks; and whether there is any possibility of the Moneylenders Act, 1900, being amended so that a judge can, at any stage of proceedings before him, reopen the transaction.
(Answered by Sir Lawson Walton.) The Amendment required appears to be in the direction of an alternation of county court procedure which will obviate the difficulty which has been experienced in the application of the Act. My hon. friend will do well to refer the subject to the consideration of the Lord Chancellor.