HC Deb 23 May 1950 vol 475 cc1851-2
69. Mr. Enroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the account showing the receipts and expenditure on account of Bankruptcy and Companies (Winding Up) Proceedings during the year ended 31st March, 1949, and presented to the House of Commons in dummy on 7th April, 1949, was only made available to hon. Members on 5th April, 1950; and whether the account will be printed and made available for public inspection.

Mr. Bottomley

I regret the delay in making the account available to hon. Members which was due to the continuance of a war-time economy procedure. We are arranging for the account to be made available at an earlier date in future, and we will consider whether a return to the pre-war practice of printing it for general publication could be resumed.

Mr. Erroll

Can the Minister there fore say when the account may be expected this year?

Mr. Bottomley

I could not offhand.