§ 33. Mr. GROVES
asked the President of the Board of Trade under what powers an order was made on 19th December, 1927, to examine the affairs and trading accounts of the St. Mary's Shipping Company, Cardiff; who was the inspector appointed by his Department to carry out the investigations: and when the report was delivered to the parties concerned?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The order to which the hon. Member refers was made by virtue of the powers conferred upon the Board of Trade by section 109 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908. The inspector appointed was Mr. Gilbert D. Shepherd, F.C.A., of Cardiff, and his report was forwarded to the applicants and to the company on 1st June, 1928.
§ Mr. GROVES
Has the hon. Member read the report? If not, will he do so if the report contains matters of vital importance?