§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received concerning the number of companies who have not yet received their business registration numbers as a result of the Civil Service dispute; if he will publish details of any such companies in the Official Report; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eyre
[pursuant to his reply 30 March 1981 c. 3]: There has been no disruption to the processing of registrations of new companies in the companies registration office.97W
All applications for the registration of business names received at the Registry of Business Names on and before 16 March 1981 are being or have been processed. No postal applications have reached the Registry of Business Names since that date because of industrial dispute.