§ Mr. Barnett
asked the President of the Board of Trade why two forms, described respectively as Notice of Increase and Statement of Increase, are required for the registration of increase in nominal capital of a company; and if he will now dispense with one of these forms.
§ Mr. Darling
The Notice of Increase is a Board of Trade form required under Section 63 of the Companies Act, 1948, and the Statement of Increase an Inland Revenue form required under Section 112 of the Stamp Act, 1891. The two forms serve different purposes. I will consider, however, whether it is possible to combine the forms.