§ SIR HENRY STANLEY (Lambeth N.)
I beg to ask the President of the 407 Board of Trade if he is aware that trustees in bankruptcy receive notices of assignments of debts due to creditors; whether it is the duty of trustees to assure themselves that assignments do in fact exist before parting with moneys in their hands; and whether he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to provide that trustees receiving notices of assignment should at once apprise the creditors concerned.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The answer to the first two paragraphs of the question is in the affirmative. With reference to the third paragraph, I am of opinion that there is no necessity for legislation.