HL Deb 21 February 1860 vol 156 c1461

, in moving the second reading of this Bill, said, that it consolidated all the Acts relating to joint-stock companies, both in their formation and winding-up. These subjects were under the peculiar control of the Board of Trade, and his noble and learned Friend (Lord Chelmsford) brought in a Bill last Session which received their Lordships' approbation, but did not obtain the sanction of the other Mouse in consequence of the dissolution which took place. The subject had been again revived under the present Board of Trade, and their Lordships were asked to agree to the present measure, which was substantially the same as that of last Session. No disapprobation of the measure had been expressed in the other House, and he trusted that the Bill would now pass.

Bill lead 2a and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.