PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

HOUSE OF COMMONS

OFFICIAL REPORT

Fourth Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

DRAFT COMPANIES (MERGERS AND DIVISIONS) REGULATIONS 1987

Wednesday 18 November 1987

LONDON

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The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chairman: Mr. Michael Martin

Armstrong, Ms. Hilary (Durham, North-West)

Barnes, Mr. Harry (Derbyshire, North-East)

Battle, Mr. John (Leeds, West)

Blair, Mr. Tony (Sedgefield)

Bradley, Mr. Keith (Manchester, Withington)

Bruce, Mr. Malcolm (Gordon)

Churchill, Mr. (Davyhulme)

Gardiner, Mr. George (Reigate)

Grylls, Mr. Michael (Surrey, North-West)

Howarth, Mr. Alan (Stratford-on-Avon)

Lloyd, Sir Ian (Havant)

Mates, Mr. Michael (Hampshire, East)

Maude, Mr. Francis (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry)

Mills, Mr. Iain (Meriden)

Montgomery, Sir Fergus (Altrincham and Sale)

Stanbrook, Mr. Ivor (Orpington)

Taylor, Mr, John M. (Solihull)

Welsh, Mr. Michael (Doncaster, North)

Miss P. A. Helme, Committee Clerk

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3 Fourth Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c. Wednesday 18 November 1987

[MR. MICHAEL MARTIN in the Chair]

Draft Companies (Mergers and Divisions) Regulations 1987

10.30 am

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Mr. Francis Maude): I beg to move, "That the Committee has considered the Draft Companies (Mergers and Divisions) Regulations 1987".

Mr. Churchill (Davyhulme): On a point of order, Mr. Martin. I should like to compliment you on the great expedition and elegance with which you presided over the Committee.

On put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Committee has considered the Draft Companies (Mergers and Divisions) Regulations 1987.

Committee rose at twenty-nine minutes to Eleven o'clock.

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THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ATTENDED THE COMMITTEE:

Martin, Mr. Michael (Chairman)

Barnes, Mr. Harry

Bradley, Mr.

Churchill, Mr.

Gardiner, Mr.

Howarth, Mr. Alan

Maude, Mr.

Montgomery, Sir Fergus

Taylor, Mr. John M.