§ Mr. THORP
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that in certain proceedings in bankruptcy at Peterborough, Northants, the assistant official receiver publicly stated that he had been instructed by the Board of Trade to tell the court that in their opinion the debtor was liable to the Bankruptcy Laws; whether such instructions have been issued to the assistant or any other official receiver; and whether, in the event of no such instructions having been given, he will direct that assistant official receiver publicly to withdraw the statement he made as being un-authorised?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I have no knowledge of the matter to which my hon. Friend refers, but I am having inquiries made, and will communicate with him as soon as possible.