§ 9. Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Secretary of State for Trade when the last accounts of Equity Enterprises Ltd. were lodged at Companies House.
§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that reply. Is he aware that the shares of this company have been suspended since April of last year and that many unanswered questions about this company remain, to which the shareholders and public would like to hear replies? Will the Minister ask Mr. David Frost and the other directors to make an early statement about the company's affairs?
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
On a more general point, is the Minister aware that there are too many firms which fail to record, in time or accurately, the statutory information required? This is of great inconvenience to the business community. Will he have a blitz on those firms?
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
Will the Minister look up the facts in his Department, which show that for about 15 years I have been trying to get progress in this respect? Will he arrange, through the normal channels, for sponsored Questions, to supply periodic answers, to show that hundreds, and possibly thousands, of companies are deliberately and daily dodging this law, so that we can get records put into Hansard—if Hansard can take it—of the thousands of companies doing this with impunity and, dare I say it, with the support of his Department?