HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 cc1380-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a recent judgment of Mr. Justice Neville, in which he stated that the business of the Birkbeck Bank in its inception and throughout its career has been illegal; and whether he will consult the Law Officers as to what remedy, if any, exists against any persons in connection with the matter?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

My attention has been called to the recent judgment of Mr. Justice Neville in the case of the Birkbeck Permanent Benefit Building Society, and the Official Receiver, acting as liquidator of the society, will consider whether any persons are liable to contribute to the assets of the society and will, if necessary, be advised by counsel in the matter.

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