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Lawrence, Allan F.
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A description of Select Committees of the Legislature. How Select Committees are set up and how they operate. The Company Law Select Committee: members, establishment, organizational nature, report. How this Committee was different from the usual. A description of the Committee's activities and its findings, along with the speaker's impressions and observations. Purpose of the Select Committees. How research was conducted and written. Details of the basis of the Report of the Committee. Why the Committee travelled elsewhere, including California and New York. Some threads running through the whole fabric of the Report and a summation of the underlying philosophy of the recommendations as a whole. Recommendations "which will result in a complete reformation of the role of directors, the rights of minority shareholders, the role of the auditors and the duties and obligations of trustees under Trust Indenture." Reference to other recommendations. The speaker's hope that "before the House is dissolved and the Election called we will see and know exactly what the intention of the government is in relation to at least the more important of the Committee's recommendations.