Mr. FIELDING moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 213) to amend the Bank Act. He said: The object of this Bill is to extend the charters of the banks for one year. Before this parliament shall reassemble after adjournment the banks under the existing law would be without charters. It is proposed to extend the charters for one year so that instead of their lapsing on the 1st of July, 1911, they will not lapse until 1st of July, 1912, before which time it is hoped we will have a general revision of the Bank Act. In the schedule will be found the names of a number of banks which are, going out of business either by absorption or by suspension, but it is necessary to include them, not in expectation that they will continue business, but that they may have all necessary powers for winding up their affairs.