HC Deb 27 February 1978 vol 945 cc20-1W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many limited companies (a) public (b) private, and (c) limited by guarantee, were newly registered within the latest convenient 12 months; and how many of such types of companies were struck off the register within the similar period.

(c) Limited by guarantee
(a) Public (b) Private Public Private
England and Wales 188 52,579 188 391
Scotland 14 2,296 14 9
202 54,875 202 400
The figures in column (a) do not include public companies formed during the year by conversion from private companies, which is the usual method. The figures in (c) are included in (a) and (b).

The numbers of limited companies struck off the register during 1977 were as follows:

(a) Public (b) Private
England and Wales 10 31,591
Scotland 5 1,178
15 32,769
Separate information relating to companies limited by guarantee is not available.