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Accountancy Bodies

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make it his policy as a condition of recognition to require the accountancy bodies seeking supervisory recognition under the Companies Act 1989 to ensure that persons from the accountancy firms criticised by his Department and the joint disciplinary scheme are not nominated to any policy-making committees.

No. To impose such a condition as a general rule would be unreasonable.