§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many individuals and firms have been licensed by each of the recognised supervisory bodies created under the Companies Act 1989. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
The table sets out the number of firms currently registered as auditors with each of the recognised supervisory bodies—the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Association of Authorised Public Accountants—and the number of responsible individuals within those firms:
ICAEW ICAS ICAI ACCA AAPA Firms 7,974 650 538 2,866 1263 Individuals 16,039 1,154 1,385 4,369 — 1 All sole practitioners.