§ 77. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade the names of the members of the Depart mental Committee appointed to consider and report an any necessary amendments of the Companies Acts; how many times the Committee has met; and when he expects their Report will be ready for presentation?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Burton Chadwick)
The names of the Committee are as follow:
The Committee have held 37 meetings. They are now engaged in considering their Report, but I am not yet in a position to say when it will be ready for presentation.
- Mr. Wilfred Greene, K.C. (Chairman).
- Mr. A. Andrewes-Uthwatt.
- The Hon. R. H. Brand, C.M.G.
- Mr. Harold Brown.
- Mr. Archibald H. Campbell.
- Mr. William Cash.
- Mr. E. R. Eddison, C.M.G.
- Sir William McLintock, K.B.E., C.V.O.
- Sir Edward Manville.
- Sir James Martin.
- Mr. W. E. Mortimer.
- Mr. Arthur Stiebel.
- Mr. R. Hugh Tennant.
- Mr. G. W. Wilton, K.C.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Does the hon. Gentleman know if it is within the scope of the Committee's inquiry to consider the legislation in the United States against combines?
§ Colonel WOODCOCK
If the Committee have held 37 meetings, is it not time we had some sort of Report, seeing that legislation is badly wanted on this subject?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
I quite appreciate my hon. Friend's anxiety, but if he will look at the Companies Acts and consider their ramifications, he will understand that it is a very big job.