Clause 681

Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:00 pm on 20th July 2006.

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Voluntary striking off: extension to public companies

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham

With this it will be convenient to discuss clauses 682 to 693 stand part and Government new clauses 376 to 410.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Industry and the Regions)

I shall be brief. This is a further batch of restated clauses. As things stand, the provisions relating to the ways in which the registrar may strike a company off the register are contained in the 1985 Act, while provisions relating to the ways in which companies, once struck off the register, can be restored to it are contained in the Bill. It is logical to bring together the two sets of provisions, and the new clauses will do so. No change of policy is intended, and as we reflect on the wording of the clauses during the summer, we will ensure that that is the case.

Question put and negatived.

Clause 681 disagreed to.

Clause 682 disagreed to.