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Registered Companies

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the total number of public and private limited liability companies, respectively, that were on the register on 31st December, 1946, or the nearest available date, indicating at the same time the total amount of nominal capital and paid-up capital for each category.

There were on the register on the date named 13,172 public and 200,743 private companies with a paid-up capital respectively of £4,078 million and £1,923 million. These figures include a small number of unlimited companies. The aggregate amount of nominal capital could not be ascertained without undue expenditure of labour.