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Directors

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) how many persons were disqualified from being directors by order of court pursuant to section 188 of the Companies Act 1948 in each of the years 1970 to 1978 and in 1979 to date;(2) how many persons were disqualified from being directors by order of court pursuant to section 28 of the companies Act 1976 and section 9 of the Insolvency Act 1976 in 1977, 1978 and 1979 to date.

The information available to the Department shows that the yearly figures of disqualification orders made are as follows:

(1) Under section 188 of the Companies Act 1948:
197013
197114
197213
19737
197420
19757
19768
*1977 (1 January to 31 May)2
1977 (1 June to 31 December)9
197828
197916
(to date)
(2) Under section 28 of the Companies Act 1976:
None
(3) Under section 9 of the Insolvency Act 1976:
None
* Under section 29 of the Companies Act 1976 which came into operation on 1 June 1977 a register of disqualification orders made by the Courts is maintained at the Companies Registration Office, Cardiff, and the information is also available at Companies Registration Office, Edinburgh, Companies Registration Office, London, and the bankruptcy search room at the Royal Courts of Justice. The registers are open to inspection by members of the public on payment of a small fee.