59. Sir H. DALZIEL
asked the Prime Minister whether he can state the number of enemy firms which have already been wound up, and also the number that are in process of being wound up?
Sir A. STANLEY
The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. In 375 cases final accounts with applications for release have been received from controllers appointed to wind-up enemy businesses. In the majority of the remaining 146 cases in which orders have been made requiring the businesses to be wound up, the realisation of the assets has been practically completed, but the final accounts are delayed owing to the shortage of staff.