§ 73. Mr. TOUCHE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the renewed activity of outside brokers; and whether he will consider the introduction of legislation in the course of the present Session for the compulsory registration and control of persons or firms carrying on such business?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
My attention has been called to this matter. I am not, 248 however, in a position to make a statement at present on my hon. Friend's suggestion for legislation.
§ Mr. R. C. MORRISON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this evil has increased so rapidly of late that the five big banks have issued warnings to all their customers, and in view of that fact will he expedite Government action in regard to this question?
§ Sir A. M. SAMUEL
Would it not be a remedy to grant a charter to the London Stock Exchange to enable them to control these outside brokers?