Companies Bill, 1959—First Stage.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Companies Acts, 1908 to 1924.— (Minister for Industry and Commerce.)

When are we to get the Bill, because I imagine it will be a very long Bill?

No. Quite short. Certain recommendations have been made by the commission which it has been decided to implement quickly.

It is not the comprehensive measure?

When will the Bill be circulated?

This month.

What is to happen between now and 25th February?

An adjournment, I hope.

Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, 25th February, 1959.