HC Deb 14 December 1916 vol 88 cc906-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the music-publishing business of Schott and Company, Great Marlborough Street, London, W., has not yet been wound up under Section 1 of the Trading With the Enemy (Amendment) Act, 1916; whether the proprietor of the business is a Dr. Strecker, of Mayence, or some other German subject; and what is the alleged British interest in the capital of the business?


The partners in the firm of Schott and Company were Dr. Strecker, an enemy subject resident in Germany, and Mr. Volhert, a naturalised British subject. The partnership was dissolved by the outbreak of war, and, in accordance with the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, Dr. Strecker's interest in the business has been vested in the Public Trustee.