§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) what assessment he has made of the implications of the European Court of Justice decision Penete Corni and othersv. Administrazione dello Finanzo Dello Stato and others ref C-71/91 and C-179/81 upon the options for changing the operation and role of Companies house including (a) full privatisation, (b) partial privatisation and (c) contracting out some of the activities of Companies house;
(2) what consultations he has had about the effect of the ruling by the European Court of Justice in Ponente Corni and Others v Administrazione dello Finanzo Dello Stato and others ref. C-71/91 and C-179/81, on charging a registration fee to companies in excess of the actual cost of procedure; what representations he has had on this matter; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
I am studying the judgment of the European Court of Justice on these cases. I have not received any representations and there has been no consultation with outside bodies.