HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 c158W
Mr. Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the average length of time it is now taking the Registrar of Companies to incorporate a Limited Company from the date of submission of the first papers to the date when the Certificate of Registration is issued; and how this compares with the position in each of the last five years.

Mr. Noble

About six weeks at present. Up to a few months ago the normal period had been about eight working days.