§ SIR THOMAS DEWAR
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the losses sustained by traders through the action of fraudulent bankrupts, will he consider the advisability of introducing legislation such as will allow of persons guilty of fraudulent bankruptcy being more severely punished that is now practicable under the present conditions of the law?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The subject has been under my consideration, but I am unable to promise to introduce legislation. I shall be happy to examine carefully the proposals of a Bill introduced by the hon. Member.