HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 cc32-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the case of the Gweedore (county Donegal) Quarry Company, Limited, versus Livesey and others, which came before Mr. Justice Warrington on the 5th and 6th instant; whether he is aware that the Gweedore Quarry Company is no more or no less than a man named Louis W.' Carder, late managing director of the Irish Industrial Mineral Company, of Westport and Achill Island, county Mayo; that Louis Winfred Carder was ordered to pay to Mr. Livesey on or before the 16th instant the sum of :1,500, money invested by Mr. Livesey in the Gweedore Quarry Company; and that -Carder had to admit on oath that he was an undischarged bankrupt since 1908; whether he disclosed this fact to Mr. Livesey before the latter put his :1,500 in the Gweedore Quarry Company; and was the Board of Trade informed of the fact at the time of the registration of the company?


My attention has not previously been called to this case, and the only newspaper report which I have seen states that the parties have come to terms, which, however, are not given. The only information with regard to the Gweedore Quarry Company, Limited, at the disposal of the Board of 'Trade is contained in the documents filed with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, and from these documents it appears that the company was registered on the 16th December, 1912. By an agreement dated 17th December, 1912, it agreed to purchase from one Laurence Wilfrid Carder the undertaking, assets and goodwill of a business carried on by him under the name of the Beleek Felspar Mining Company, and to appoint him managing Erector for life. A Laurence Wilfrid Carder was also managing director of the Irish Industrial Minerals, Limited. D. D. Livesey and J. M. Livesey were appointed with Carder directors of the Gweedore Quarry Company, Limited, but there is no evidence on the file that :1,500 has been put into the company by either of these individuals, who, according to the return of allotments made 17th December, 1912, held 126 shares each. The Registrar was not informed of the fact that Carder was an undischarged bankrupt at the time of the registration of the company. I have no means of ascertaining the correctness of the other matters referred to by the hon. Member.