§ 59. Lieut. - Colonel DALRYMPLE WHITE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the distress and loss caused to the public by the failure of certain banks, such as the Charing Cross and Farrow's Bank, the Government propose to introduce any legislation to check the use of the name bank, except in the case of bonâ fide concerns, and also to check the issuing of fraudulent balance sheets by a periodical inspection by Government auditors of the books of banks or by any other method?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir P. Lloyd-Greame)
I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on the 23rd February to the hon. Member for Ilford (Mr. Wise) and to the replies given yesterday by the President of the Board of Trade. I am sending my hon. Friend copies of these answers.