HC Deb 10 November 1976 vol 919 cc197-8W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how soon after documents were lodged at the former Companies House in London they were filed on the record of the companies concerned; whether it was intended that documents shall be filed as speedily after submission to the new Companies House; and in how many cases documents have in fact taken more than: (a) two weeks, (b) four weeks, (c) six weeks and (d) over six weeks to be filed under the new system; and what has been the longest delay before documents have been filed after lodgement.

Mr. Clinton Davis,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 9th November 1976], gave the following information:

The filing of documents for presentation to the public at the former Companies Registration Office in London was generally achieved within six to 14 working days following receipt. It is expected that speedier presentation will be possible when the move to the new office in cardiff is completed, although significant delays have occurred during the transitional stage. No information is readily available on the time taken to file individual documents, but the average time between receipt of a document and its preparation for presentation on microfiche is now normally less than 10 working days.

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