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Bankrupt Banks, 1844–1875—Defective Returns

Volume 230: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1876

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether his attention has been called to the defective nature of the Return lately issued, purporting amongst other things to set forth the number of Banks in England which have become bankrupt or stopped payment, for every year from 1st January 1844 to the 1st July 1875, being a Return to an Address of this House of 19th of July 1875;and, whether hon. Members may expect to receive an amended Return, and when?

Yes, Sir; my attention has been called by the Question of the hon. Gentleman to the defective character of the Return; but the Treasury is not in any way responsible for the Return. The Order of the House was addressed to another Department, and the Return laid on the Table by another Department. I will communicate with the officials of that Department, and endeavour to give him more information.