§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for Trade when missing pages 138/141 of the mortgage register of Crestwood Properties Ltd. (Company Register Number 951352) will be replaced in the public file at Companies House.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
No pages are missing from the mortgage register, nor are any documents missing from the company's file. Documents are allocated a serial number within each company's 381W file at the time of initial examination but occasionally—for example, should the document not be accepted for filing—the number is not subsequently used. On the file in question, document numbers 82 and 139 to 141 had not been used. The file numbering had been corrected only to number 138 when it was released.
As part of the microfilming process all files are examined and an internal notice is attached listing any apparent discrepancies for correction. If the file is required for a public search during this process it is released with the notice, which invites a searcher to seek an explanation, still attached.