§ SIR M. BHOWNAGGREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the facilities hitherto accorded to the Press of recording the making of a receiving order against a bankrupt estate have recently been withdrawn, and if such a course is contrary to the policy followed by the late Chief Official Receiver [Sir Robert F. Harding;], who granted these facilities on the ground that the early publication of a failure was to the public interest?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (for Mr. RITCHIE)
Notices of receiving orders are forwarded' to the Board of Trade by the registrars, and are thereupon published in the London Gazette as required by the Statute. Irregular information unauthorised by law may create great prejudice, and official receivers would not be justified in giving it.