§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action he has taken against Leyland DAF for late filing of its annual accounts at Companies House.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
This is a matter for Companies House. I have therefore, asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from David Durham to Mr. Austin Mitchell, dated 21 June 1993:As this is a matter which is my responsibility as Registrar of Companies House, I am writing to you direct.I have checked the register and can find only two companies within the Leyland DAF group who have failed to submit up-to-date accounts. They are Leyland DAF Limited and Leyland DAF Holdings Limited.I can confirm that Companies House was aware of the failure of the directors of these companies to deliver accounts for the period ended 31 December 1991. This was followed up with the companies in accordance with normal procedures.I was subsequently notified that an administrative receiver had been appointed for both companies on 3 February 1993. The receiver submitted the relevant receivership documents. The company will not now be pursued for statutory documents but the receiver has an obligation to send me accounts of the receipts and payments to cover the first twelve months of the receivership and 6 monthly periods thereafter.Should the companies survive the receivership and emerge as active and wishing to remain on the register, the directors will be obliged to deliver outstanding statutory documents including those which became outstanding prior to the appointment of the receiver.I hope this reply has covered the points tabled in your question.