HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 c1792W

asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to the recent corner and gamble in wheat options on the American produce markets, resulting in an unprecedented rise in prices; whether he is aware that many Continental Governments have passed laws prohibiting gambling in futures and options, more especially respecting food supplies; whether he will consider the advisability of opening negotiations with the American and other Governments with a view to arriving at an international agreement to prohibit, as far as may be practicable, unlimited option and future gambling in stock and produce exchanges?


I am afraid I cannot add anything to the reply given yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to a similar question.