The Earl of Dundonald
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the obligations imposed by Section 348(1) of the Companies Act 1985 extend to the registered office, being "an office", of a company as required in accordance with Section 287 of the same Act; whether the position is unaltered if the company is dormant or otherwise not trading: and whether, given that Section 744 of the same Act defines "place of business" as including a share transfer or share register office, the obligations imposed by Section 348 extend to such premises. [HL267]
§ The Minister for Science, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)
A company is required to have its name outside its registered office, whether or not it is trading, and any other office or place in which its business is carried on, including share transfer or share registration offices if there are such places. The Section 744 definition of "place of business" relates to overseas companies and is not relevant to the Section 348 requirement.