§ 60. Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if it is his practice to release confidential details of departmental inquiries to outside bodies before general release; and if he will list the cases in which this has been done during the past five years.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to inquiries under the Companies Acts. Information obtained as a result of inquiries under the Companies Acts 1948 and 1967482W is provided only in accordance with the provisions of those Acts. It would not be practicable to tabulate how those provisions have been applied in each of the large number of cases involved.