New Clause 1 - Application of Company Accounts and Audit Provisions to Societies

Part of Industrial and Provident Societies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 13th February 2002.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) 12:15 pm, 13th February 2002

I waited to hear what the Minister would say about the new clauses because this debate deals with having an approximation of the law relating to industrial and provident societies and that relating to companies. If the Government are sympathetic to the hon. Gentleman's new clauses, it is disappointing that that they cannot use their resources to ensure that a new clause setting out the objectives can be brought forward on Report and that there cannot be a chance of some public consultation before then. The Government already had the opportunity to consult about general principles in 1998.