HC Deb 12 May 1908 vol 188 c928
MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the disability, under the present Bankruptcy Acts, of commercial travellers who are paid by commission, and who, in the event of the bankruptcy of the firms employing them, are entitled to rank as ordinary creditors only and to receive for any moneys which may be due to them such dividend as the estate may realise, as against the commercial traveller who is paid a salary and ranks as a preferential creditor in the event of the bankruptcy of his firm; and, if so, is it his intention to promote such an amendment in the Bankruptcy Acts as will provide that all commercial travellers, whether paid by commission or salary, shall rank as preferential creditors.


I would refer the hon. Member to the printed replies given to similar Questions asked on 24th March and 1st April respectively by my hon. friends the Members for Christchurch and Montgomery District, of which for his convenience I am sending him copies.