§ 49. Mr. Hirst
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has so far received on his Department's consultation paper on the "Eighth Company Law Directive"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Howard
As of this morning, my Department had received 17 responses to the consultative document. My officials have also had a number of useful discussions with representatives of the professional bodies. Further discussions are planned.