HC Deb 22 July 1970 vol 804 cc123-4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to amend the Companies Act so as to ensure that company reports are properly and promptly rendered, thereby preventing the difficulties which have arisen with insurance, property and other companies in recent years which have caused public concern, and details of which are in the files of his Department.

Mr. Anthony Grant

In reviewing company law we shall consider the desirability of including in any legislation provisions to ensure the prompt filing of annual returns, including accounts and directors' reports.