§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the prospectus of April, 1914, offering securities of the Central Railway Company of Canada distinctly set forth that it had a London committee and gave the address of a London office for transacting business; whether accordingly it came within the definition of a company having a place of business within the United Kingdom; and, seeing that no documents relating to the company have been filed with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, as required under Section 274 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, will he take steps to impose the penalties prescribed by the Statute?
§ Mr. BURNS
I am aware of the terms of the prospectus offering securities of the Central Railway Company of Canada which was issued last April, and, as I informed the hon. Member last Thursday, the Board of Trade are at present considering the question of the liability of the company to file documents in accordance with the provisions of Section 274 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908.
§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Attorney-General whether any complaints were received by the Director of Public Prosecutions in reference to the manner in which the Central Railway Company of Canada was attempted to be floated upon the British market; if so, whether he will state their nature and what action was taken upon them?
§ Sir JOHN SIMON
No complaints have been received by the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to this company.