§ Mr. David Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to commence provisions of the Companies Act 1989.
§ Mr. Redwood
On Monday 24 June I signed an order which brings into operation certain provisions of the Act. The provisions in question are the powers to make regulations under section 35—section 35 concerns the establishment of a register of auditors—and the powers to make regulations under section 36—section 36 concerns information about audit firms which must be made available to the public. The regulations themselves will follow shortly.
I have placed a copy of the order in the Library.