asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish a table showing, for each of the last 10 years, the number of concerns in England, Scotland and Wales which have transferred their registration from the Companies Acts to the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts.
Separate statistics in respect of each country are not available. Figures for England and Wales together and for Scotland are published in the Department's annual report on companies. Details for the last 10 years are as follows:lowing my right hon. Friend's announcement on 15 May. The commission's report for the period 1 August to 31 October will be laid before Parliament shortly.