§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
asked the Attorney-General if, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Smith) on 18 November, Official Report, c. 21, he will list the statutes which it is proposed to consolidate as the Companies Acts.
§ The Solicitor-General
The consolidation of the Companies Acts is at present being framed so as to comprise virtually the whole of the following:
- Companies Act 1948.
- Parts I and III of the Companies Act 1967.
- Section 9 of the European Communities Act 1972. Companies Act 1976.
- Companies Act 1980.
- Companies Act 1981.
The consolidation will omit only such provisions of the above enactments as are spent or likely to become so in the near future, or in 1984 will be for any other reason no longer in force. Account is also being taken of certain incidental provisions of the Stock Exchange (Completion of Bargains) Act 1976, the Insolvency Act 1976 and the Stock Transfer Act 1982.