§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Montreal Central Terminal Company, having as its London committee Mr. C. Newhouse Armstrong, of 25, Hans Place, London, S.W., and Sir Thomas H. C. Troubridge, Bart., of 48, Great Cumberland Place, London, W., and having a London office at 363, Winchester House, E.C., has complied with all the requirements of Section 274 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908; can he say whether the issue of £1,028,800 First Mortgage Five per Cent. Bonds placed upon the British market was subscribed; and whether he has received any complaints that the requirements of the Section in question were evaded?
No documents have been filed with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies by the Montreal Central Terminal Company under the provisions of Section 274 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, and no complaints have been received that the requirements of the Section have been evaded by this company. So far as the Board of Trade 65W are aware, the company has not established a place of business within the United Kingdom so as to bring it within the provisions of Section 274, but I shall be glad to consider any information which the hon. Member may lay before me. I have no information as to whether the issue of £1,028,800 First Mortgage Five per Cent. Bonds was subscribed.
§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Attorney-General whether any complaints have been lodged with the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding the manner in which the Montreal Central Terminal Company was attempted to be floated on the British market; if so, whether investigation has been made into these complaints; and what action will be taken?
§ Sir JOHN SIMON
No, Sir. No complaints have been received, and nothing is known in the Department of the Director of Public Prosecutions about this company.