HC Deb 05 December 1928 vol 223 cc1204-5
45. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Prime Minister whether he expects during the present Parliament to give the necessary time to the passing of the Companies Consolidation Bill?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

It is hoped to present to Parliament a Bill to consolidate the law relating to Companies, which will be referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.


Is it proposed to bring in the Bill during the life of the present Parliament'? Otherwise, all the work that has been done in consolidating company law will be lost, and this much-delayed Bill will not get through.


It depends entirely on the work of the Joint Committee. I hope they will be able to do so, and, if there is no disposition to oppose the Bill in this House, it will get through. I cannot say more than that now.