§ 61. Major CARVER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that there are now 280 public companies who have not complied with the requirements of the Act to lodge annual accounts and balance sheets, although in some cases a period of over five months has elapsed, he will now reconsider his decision and issue an invitation to three Members of the House of Commons to examine and report upon the suitability of the organisation to which is entrusted the supervision of the requirements of the Act of 1929 in relation to the point under review?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. W. R. Smith)
The number of cases outstanding has now been reduced to about 200. As regards the arrangements for dealing with this matter I would refer to the very full reply which was given on the 6th May to questions asked by the hon. Member for Ilford (Sir G. Hamilton) and the hon. and learned Member for East Grinstead (Sir H. Cautley), of which I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy.