HC Deb 23 February 1921 vol 138 c958W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, arising out of Farrow's Bank failure, he would consider legislation that all British firms who use the word "bank" or-act as bankers have special Government selected chartered accountants to audit their books, thus protecting the small investor?


I have been asked to reply. The question of what steps it is practicable to take in order to safeguard the interests of the public is receiving the close attention of the Board of Trade, and the suggestion of my hon. Friend is being considered in that connection.