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Directors: Disqualification

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many adverse reports required under the Company Directors' Disqualification Act 1986 have been received by his Department concerning the conduct of directors in each year since 2002. (206710)

The number of adverse reports received since 2002 is:

Number

1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003

3,539

1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004

3,394

1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005

3,860

1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

3,721

1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007

4,107

1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

3,991

1 April 2008 to 16 May 2009

606

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many disqualification orders have been made against directors under the Company Directors' Disqualification Act 1986 for a period of (a) two years and (b) more than two years in each year since 2002. (206711)

Prior to 1 April 2006 statistics are not available which break down disqualification orders by period.

From 1 April the figures are listed in the following table:

Two years

Above two years

1 April to 31 March 2007

13

233

1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

12

236

1 April 2008 to 19 May 2008

0

20

The total number of disqualification orders from 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2006 is as follows:

Number

1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003

319

1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004

213

1 April 2004 to 31 march 2005

290

1 April 2005 to 31 march 2006

267