Oral Answers to Questions — Company Directors (Qualifications).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 14th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Michael Marcus Mr Michael Marcus , Dundee

19 and 20.

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether, in order to eliminate undesirable company directors, he will take legislative steps to compel directors to obtain licences or certificates which could be suspended or cancelled in cases of proved incompetence, misconduct, carelessness, or negligence, as is done in the case of solicitors, doctors, and others;

(2) whether, in view of the fact that the present system of electing company directors, who are nominated by the others, is unsatisfactory, he will take steps to compel all candidates to state their technical, business, professional, or other qualifications and experience before election?