Companies: Investigations

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 19th December 2006.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which companies his Department is investigating; what types of investigation each case involves; and when each investigation is expected to report.

Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

holding answer 5 December 2006

Companies Investigation Branch, part of the Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the DTI, investigates companies using powers in the Companies Act 1985. The vast majority of these investigations are conducted using the power under section 447, are confidential and are completed in about three months. The investigations are not announced and the results cannot be published. The detailed work of the Companies Investigation Branch is reported to Parliament as part of the Companies Annual Report, the most recent report was printed on 9 October 2006 and a copy is available from the Libraries of the House.

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kenneth conner
Posted on 7 Jan 2007 3:46 pm (Report this annotation)

Victims are still waiting for an investigation into a fraud that took place in 2004.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4397308.stm
In 2006 Margaret Hodge was aked to explain why considering the high level and serious nature of complaint was BT allowed to continue billing these known 3,500 Telecom One ltd premium rate numbers that were mysteriously appearing on peoples phone bills thoughout the whole of 2004.
She decided it was a case for Sir Alistair Graham (Icstis) to explain. His reply "not withstanding the complaints BT were obliged to". He cited the Communications Act 2003.
The Communications Act was intended to stop network operators like BT from refusing to carry legitimate calls. It clearly states that if a company abuses the network permission to use it will be withdrawn.
After Sir Alistair's non-sensical answer a Member of Paliament asked the DTI to consider a criminal investigation.
Why wont they? Who/what are they protecting.

All the following service providers share the same addresses and contact details.
From Icstis own records and Spanish Company House records it can be seen that the registration and contact details connect to these three companies.

Premium Media Communications sl
Sun Telecom sl
SX Networks

Amara Amichi 2000 SL.....0909 967 7600 to 0909 967 9299
Amara Amichi 2000 SL.....0909 967 9608 to 0909 967 9907

Inversion Zarnoza SL.....0909 967 7600 to 0909 967 8099

Cala De Plata SL.........0909 967 8100 to 0909 967 8599

Mesa rotation SL.........0909 967 8600 to 0909 967 9099

Middleton holdings ltd...0909 967 9100 to 0909 967 9299
Middleton holdings ltd...0909 967 9608 to 0909 967 9907

Ibero Latino De Telecomuniccaciones..0909 967 3002 to 0909 967 3006

Premium Media Communications.........0909 967 2808 to
0909 967 2808
Premium Media Communications.........0909 967 2995 to 0909 967 2999
Premium Media Communications.........0909 967 3654 to 0909 967 3953

Telecolux SL.............0909 967 3217 to 0909 967 3241

Jokomo Media SL..........0909 967 3242 to 0909 967 3261
Jokomo Media SL..........0909 967 0019 to 0909 967 0029
Jokomo Media SL..........0909 967 0046 to 0909 967 0055
Jokomo Media SL..........0909 967 0582 to 0909 967 0601
Jokomo Media SL..........0909 967 2830 to 0909 967 2849
Jokomo Media SL..........0909 967 2942 to 0909 967 2966

Quizir SL................0909 967 3544 to 0909 967 3578
Quizir SL................0909 967 3579 to 0909 967 3598
Quizir SL................0909 967 5000 to 0909 967 5099
Quizir SL................0909 967 6060 to 0909 967 6459
Quizir SL................0909 967 7100 to 0909 967 7599