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Company Accounts

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many pbhzcutions have been initiated by the solicitors' office of Companies house against companies for failure to file accounts by the due date during (a) 1 January to 1 February, (b) 1 February to 1 March, (c) 1 March to 1 April and (d) 1 April to I May.

Prosecutions for failure to file accounts are initiated against directors, not companies. The table gives details of those commenced by the Department's solicitor since I January 1990.

Period in 1990

Prosecutions commenced

January

1140

February80
March335
April265

1 Estimated.