§ 54. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury has any claim against any banking or trading firms trading in this country under the Tsarist régime, either as creditor or under bonô vacantia; and, if so, whether it is proposed to prosecute these claims?
§ Mr. COOPER
The Treasury has claims as a creditor against certain banks and trading firms incorporated under the law of Tsarist Russia, and formerly carrying on business in this country, which are being wound up under the provisions of the Companies Acts. Proofs in respect of these claims have been lodged in the liquidation and the claims are being prosecuted. The question whether any title to a surplus arising in such liquidation accrues to the Crown as bonô vacantia will be considered in due course.