Skip to main content

Companies Act Investigations

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish a table showing for each year since 1980 the number of reports under the Companies Acts completed, the number published after completion and the cost of such investigations, showing separately the costs of those reports published from the costs of reports not published.

Completed reports

Published final reports

Published interim reports

Unpublished final reports

Unpublished interim reports

1980144280
Costs £000575

3575

1981106031
Costs £0001,2181,218
198220110
Costs £000
198330030
Costs £000
198420110
Costs £000

1149

149
198552111
Costs £000

1400

400
198650140
Costs £000

1184

1184

198773040
Costs £0003,153

21,259

31,894

198874012
Costs £000

41,875

41,875

198971033
Costs £000

41,588

1,088

3500

199010010
Costs £000

11,243

1,243

Notes:

1 Costs of investigations to interim report stage are not readily available.

2 The cost of investigations by Departmental officers and in one case by outside inspectors is not readily available. The number of reports completed each year for which cost of investigations are available is shown in brackets after the cost.

3 The decision whether to publish 13 of the unpublished reports completed since 1985 remains under consideration.

4 Reports were not necessarily published in the same year they were completed.