HC Deb 03 October 1944 vol 403 cc752-3W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take the necessary steps to so amend the Defence (Finance) Regulations, 1939, and the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939, that, where certain declarations printed on the back of transfer deeds have to be signed, this may be done not only by bankers, stockbrokers and solicitors but by all holders of principals' licences issued by the Board of Trade.

Sir J. Anderson

The declaration in question is called for under the Defence (Finance) Regulations, and its form has been designed to meet the convenience of the public. After careful consideration I am not satisfied that any inconvenience to the public is caused by the existing limitations, which reflect the importance which I must attach in present circumstances to the declarations regarding residence and enemy interest. The whole matter will, however, be considered afresh in the light of post-war requirements, and the suggestion made by my hon. Friend will certainly not be overlooked.

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