§ Sir D. Kaberry
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many limited companies (a) public (b) private, and (c) limited by guarantee, were newly registered within the latest convenient 12 21W months; and how many of such types of companies were struck off the register within the similar period.
(c) Limited by guarantee (a) Public (b) Private Public Private England and Wales … … 188 52,579 188 391 Scotland … … 14 2,296 14 9 202 54,875 202 400 The figures in column (a) do not include public companies formed during the year by conversion from private companies, which is the usual method. The figures in (c) are included in (a) and (b).
The numbers of limited companies struck off the register during 1977 were as follows:
(a) Public (b) Private England and Wales … 10 31,591 Scotland … 5 1,178 15 32,769 Separate information relating to companies limited by guarantee is not available.