HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 c934W
Ms Mowlam

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many investigations under section 447 of the Companies Act 1985 are currently being undertaken by private contractors.

Mr. Neil Hamilton

As at 23 July 1993, 10 investigations involving 14 companies were being undertaken under section 447(3) of the Companies Act 1985 by competent persons other than officers of the Department.