Oral Answers to Questions — Registered Companies (Capital).

– in the House of Commons on 14th May 1934.

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Photo of Mr John Potter Mr John Potter , Eccles

44.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the amount of the share capital of the joint stock companies, both private and public, registered in England and Wales during the year ended the 31st December, 1933, or the nearest appropriate date; and the comparative figures for the four previous years?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

In round figures, the nominal capital of public and private companies registered in England and Wales in the year ended 31st December, 1933, was £93,500,000. The corresponding figures for the years 1929 to 1932 inclusive are respectively £229,500,000, £104,000,000, £58,000,000 and £70,000,000.

Photo of Mr John Potter Mr John Potter , Eccles

67.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the amount of the share capital of the companies registered under the Friendly and Provident Societies Acts in England and Wales during the year ended the 31st December, 1933, or nearest appropriate date, and the comparative figures for the four previous years?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

As the answer involves a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer :

It is presumed that the question relates to societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 1928. The share capital of societies in England and Wales registered under these Acts at the end of 1932, the latest date for which figures are available, and the comparative figures for the four previous years were as follow :—

£
1932126,249,867
1931122,438,476
1930116,945,781
1929110,345,063
1928103,448,023