§ 15. Mr. T. Johnston
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now say when the report of the Committee on Share Pushing, presided over by Sir Archibald Bodkin, is expected to be published?
I understand that the committee have concluded the hearing of evidence, and are now considering their report; but I am not in a position to say when it will be available.
§ Mr. Johnston
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the very serious consequences that have followed from the long delay in arming the authorities with power to deal with these frauds?
Yes, Sir; but I am also aware that this is an extremely complicated subject, and, when we have the report, it is better that it should be a report which has been well rather than ill considered.