HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 cc390-1W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to propose legislation to require companies to publish in their annual reports a table showing the annual pre-tax profits and tax paid in each country. [142707]

Dawn Primarolo

The legal requirements for companies' published annual accounts are covered by the Companies Act which is within the responsibility of the Department of Trade and Industry. I am not aware of any plans on their part to change the legislation in the way you suggest.