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Company Law Amendment (Legislation)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what action it is proposed to take on the Report of the Committee on Company Law Amendment, presided over by Mr. Justice Cohen.

The Government is much indebted to Mr. Justice Cohen and he colleagues for their valuable report, and has decided to accept their recommendations in full. A Bill to give effect to then will be prepared and introduced as soon as the heavy programme of legislation will permit. Meanwhile, I hope that companies wherever possible will bring their practice into line with the Committee's recommendations in advance of legislation.