§ Mr. Anthony Grant
asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects to publish a consultative document on the implementation of the EEC fourth directive on company accounts.
§ Mr. Eyre
The Department of Trade intends to publish a consultative document next month on company accounting and disclosure. This will cover not only the EEC fourth directive and its implementation, but will discuss a number of other matters not directly related to the directive. The document will propose a new category of proprietary company and put forward suggestions for reduced disclosure by such companies.