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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-20more like thismore than 2016-05-20
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Directors: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason Companies House publishes the month and year of birth of company directors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 37754 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government considers that the date of birth of company directors is an important identifier for those searching the public companies register as it allows searchers to distinguish between individuals with the same, or similar, names.</p><p> </p><p>Following feedback from company directors about the availability of their full date of birth on the public register, section 96 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires the Registrar of Companies to suppress the “day” element of a director’s date of birth.</p><p> </p><p>This strikes an appropriate balance between ensuring that the information on the public register is of real practical use and reducing the risk that the information becomes a tool for abuse by exposing individuals to the risk of identity theft or fraud.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-06-07T10:38:47.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-07T10:38:47.807Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this