§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has received the prima facie evidence submitted to him by the hon. Member for West Ham, North, showing that the directors of some 200,000 limited liability companies are regularly breaking the law; and what action he proposes to take to prevent this law breaking.
§ Mr. Ridley
I have read the article in theObserver which is referred to in the hon. Member's question. Many of these companies have ceased to operate but as I stated in my reply to a question by the hon. Member on 7th February, we are looking into ways of strengthening sanctions against defaulters.—[Vol. 830, c. 964–5.]