HC Deb 28 July 1947 vol 441 cc208-9
The Solicitor-General

I beg to move, in page 101, line 4, at the end, to insert: (2) In paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of the said section three hundred and forty-four, the reference to such particulars as are by the principal Act required to be contained with respect to directors in the register of directors of a company shall be taken as including—

  1. (a) in relation to name and nationality, the particulars but only the particulars, required by that Act, as amended by this Act;
  2. (b) in relation to directorships, as including the particulars, but only the particulars required by that Act as originally enacted;
and as not including particulars of date of birth as required by this Act. This Amendment, which deals with the position of foreign companies, is largely consequential on Amendments which were made to Section 144 of the Companies Act, 1929. What it does is to give directors of those companies the same concessions in regard to their previous names and nationalities as are given to directors of companies registered in Great Britain. It does not place upon them the obligation of stating their other directorships or their date of birth as obviously in the circumstances that would not be a matter of any interest or importance.

Amendment agreed to.