HC Deb 23 April 1996 vol 276 c103W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what(a) annual reports, (b) annual accounts, (c) minutes of meetings, (d) agendas of meetings and (e) registers of members' interests are published by careers service companies; and if in each case this is under a statutory requirement. [25970]

Mr. Paice

[holding answer 22 April 1996]The Companies Acts require all companies to publish an annual directors' report which is available to the public. They also require the accounts of all companies to be lodged with Companies House where they may be examined by the public. The Secretary of State's contract with careers service companies also obliges them to be responsive and accountable to their local communities. Many careers service companies publish annual reports as one way of demonstrating this requirement. Careers service companies under contract to the Secretary of State are private companies and access to minutes of meetings or to any registers of members' interests is a matter for the directors.