§ Mr. Weetch
asked the Minister for Trade whether the annual financial returns under the Companies Act have been duly filed for the Bernard Clarke group of companies; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Vaughan
Bernard Clarke and Partners Ltd. changed its name to Southlands Maintenance Company Ltd. on 7 November 1980. This company is in arrear over delivering documents to the Registrar of Companies.
Default action was taken against the company and an annual return was delivered on 18 February 1983. Partial 19W accounts were also delivered on this date and these have been returned to the company for completion. Similar action is being taken against other companies in default which are part of the Bernard Clarke Group.