Report from the Select Committee on Banks of Issue: Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 22 July 1875
H.M. Stationery Office, 1875 - 559 pages
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Page 17 - Parliament, and that it shall not be lawful for any body politic or corporate whatsoever created or to be created, or for any other persons whatsoever united or to be united in covenants or partnership exceeding the number of six persons in that part of Great Britain called England, to borrow, owe, or take up any sum or sums of money on their bills or notes payable on demand or at any less time than six months from the borrowing thereof...
Page iii - Orders of The House, examined the matters to them referred; and have agreed to the following REPORT...
Page 42 - ... the bank of England) or for any other persons whatsoever united or to be united in covenants or partnership, exceeding the number of six persons, in that part of Great Britain called England to borrow, owe or take up any sum or sums of money on their bills or notes payable at demand, or at any less time than six months from the borrowing thereof.
Page 45 - An Act for giving to the Corporation of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England certain privileges for a limited period...
Page 47 - ... trade or business of banking in London, or within sixty-five miles thereof, provided that such body politic or corporate, or society, or company, or partnership, do not borrow, owe, or take up in England, any sum or sums of money on their bills or notes payable on demand, or at any less time than six months from the borrowing thereof, during the continuance of the privileges granted by this Act to the said Governor and Company of the Sank of England." All notes of the Bank of England, payable...
Page 226 - And be it enacted, That all the compositions payable to the several bankers mentioned in the Schedule hereto marked (C.), and such other bankers as shall agree with the said Governor and Company to discontinue the issue of their own bank notes as aforesaid, shall, if not previously determined by the act of such banker as hereinbefore provided, cease and determine on the First day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, or on any earlier day on which Parliament may prohibit the issue of...
Page 6 - And whereas the intention of this act is, that the governor and company of the Bank of England should during the period stated in this act (subject nevertheless to such redemption as is described in this act,} continue to hold and enjoy all the exclusive privileges of banking given by the said recited act of the thirty-ninth and fortieth years of the reign of his Majesty King George...
Page 230 - England, expressed to be payable to bearer on demand, shall be a legal tender to the amount expressed in such note or notes, and shall be taken to be valid as a tender to such amount for all sums above five pounds, on all occasions on which any tender of money may be legally made, so long as the Bank of England shall continue to pay on demand their said notes in legal coin...
Page 219 - Company, to authorize and empower the said Governor and Company to increase the Amount of Securities in the said Issue Department beyond the total Sum or Value of Fourteen million Pounds, and thereupon to issue additional Bank of England Notes to an Amount not exceeding such increased Amount of Securities specified in such Order in Council, and so from Time to Time: Provided always, that such increased Amount of Securities specified in such Order in Council shall in no Case exceed the Proportion...
Page 45 - ... during the continuance of the corporation of the governor and company of the Bank of England, no other bank, or any other corporation, society, fellowship, company, or constitution in the nature of a bank, shall be erected, or established, permitted, suffered, countenanced, or allowed by act of parliament, within...