§ Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the President of the Board of Trade on what date 17,885 shares in Holzapfels, Limited, belonging to A. C. A. Holzapfel, were transferred by him to his children and his son-in-law; if any precautions were taken to prevent these shares being retransferred back to A. C. A. Holzapfel after the War is over; and if Mr. A. C. A. Holzapfel still retains 4,525 shares in the company?
§ Mr. WARDLE
I am informed that the 17,885 shares in Holzapfels, Limited, to which my hon. Friend refers were transferred on the 7th December, 1916, the 26th March, 1917, and the 18th September, 1917. The Board of Trade were not in a position to impose any conditions as to any subsequent dealings with those shares. The remaining 4,525 shares were transferred by Mr. A. C. A. Holzapfel to various persons who are not, so far as is known, related to him, and he does not now hold any shares in the company.