§ BILL READ 3a AND PASSED.
§ Bill read 3a (according to Order).
§ On Question That the Bill do pass,
§ LORD WENSLEYDALE
proposed certain Amendments to the Bill, the effect of one of which was to make it compulsory on all companies to publish half-yearly statements of their affairs.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
said, he felt bound to oppose this Amendment. The Bill had been prepared under the direction of the Board of Trade, and he considered the Amendments objectionable.
§ Amendments withdrawn.
§ Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.