HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 c1166
63. Mr. KING

asked whether there is any control exercised over the methods or operations of British companies with rubber estates in foreign countries; whether the Board of Trade has any powers to prevent companies registered in England from using such methods as those used on the estates of the Peruvian Amazon countries; and, if so, whether those powers are acted upon?


The powers of the Board of Trade with reference to companies registered under the Companies Acts are limited to those conferred upon them by the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, and do not include any power of control over the operations of companies in foreign countries.