HC Deb 27 February 1917 vol 90 cc1843-4
37. Major HUNT

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether, in view of the fact that under the new Act for the registration of business names, no provision has been made for dealing with limited liability companies whose share holders, directors, and managers may be Germans or naturalised Germans, he can see his way to bring in a supplementary Bill to compel the names of directors and managers of all companies to be published in a similar manner to those of private firms as provided in the Act and to include companies who have already escaped through the loophole in the Act?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given -to the question by the hon. Member for Brentford on the 21st February, of which I am sending him a copy.

Major HUNT

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Bill will include those who have already tried to escape?


I said in reply to a supplementary question the other day that the draft of the Bill is under consideration, and I think the hon. and gallant Gentleman should leave it there.