HC Deb 29 January 1929 vol 224 c737

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will furnish a return for each of the three years, to the last convenient date, of the number of public and/or limited liability companies that have gone into liquidation, voluntary or otherwise; the amount of nominal capital and the amount of issued capital in ordinary and preference shares; the amount of debentures and the claims of creditors; the amount paid to creditors on realisation and to the ordinary and preference shareholders and to the debenture holders; and, where possible, give the companies that included in the directorate employés of the companies and the number of such directors?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

Particulars of the number of liquidations are included in the annual reports by the Board of Trade on matters within the Companies Acts, of which I am sending the hon. Member the latest copy. The other information asked for is not available, and the preparation of a special return would involve a very large amount of labour and expense which I think would not be justified by the value of the results.