Companies (Prosecutions and Reports)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

Can the Secretary of State do something to expedite action against the many companies which continually and persistently break the law? Details of dozens of such companies are in his possession but the Under-Secretary refuses to carry out the law until such time as the investing public loses all its money. I could quote dozens of cases, but I see that the Under-Secretary is now giving the Secretary of State the information.