HC Deb 08 May 1907 vol 174 c205
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Texas Legislature has recently passed an anti-option Bill which absolutely prohibits trading in cotton futures; and that Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana are the only States in which such legislation has not been passed; and whether, under the circumstances, he will take steps to obtain full information on this recent legislation in the United States of America from His Majesty's representatives abroad, and issue the same for the benefit of both Houses as a Supplementary Parliamentary Paper to the one just issued on the Reports of the Canadian Government and His Majesty's representatives abroad on legislative measures respecting gambling in option and future contracts as regards foodstuffs.

(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) I will endeavour to obtain information with regard to recent legislation on this subject in each of the United States and to issue it in the form of a Return.