§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Minister for Trade (1) what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government on the provision of Companies House information through public libraries.
(2) how many times over the past six months officials of his Department attended meetings to discuss the provision of Companies House information through public libraries with organisations or groups representing search agents.
§ Dr. Vaughan
[pursuant to his reply, 15 November 1982, c. 4.]: Representatives of the users of the services 112W provided by Companies House, including search agents, were informed at a meeting on 14 September 1982 that consideration was then being given to the provision of copies of company records to public libraries for the benefit of their users. It was decided subsequently, however, that no additional functions of this nature could be undertaken because of pressures on staffing.