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Company Directors

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the individuals criticised in his Department's report on (a) Pergamon Press and (b) Kina Holdings are still permitted to act as company directors and auditors.

These reports were published many years ago and other than the fact of Mr. Maxwell's death, I do not have information about the present status of those mentioned in the reports. The hon. Member will be aware that the disqualification provisions were enhanced as part of the Government's insolvency law reforms of 1985 and are now consolidated in the Company Directors Disqualification Act.