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New Clause 16 — Names and addresses of members of companies: company application

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 18th October 2006.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department 4:45 pm, 18th October 2006

I hear what the right hon. and learned Gentleman says. However, subsection (4) states:

"If the court makes such a direction and it appears to the court that the company is or may be subject to other requests made for a similar purpose...it may direct that the company is not to comply with any such request."

So there is a considerable amount of discretion for the court. The court is in a position to be able to make appropriate orders, as it thinks fit in the circumstances that it is facing.