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Companies Act 1948

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25(1)A company to which this paragraph applies shall not be subject to the following requirements of this Schedule, that is to say—

(a)as respects its balance sheet, those of paragraph 4 (except so far as the said paragraph relates to fixed and current assets) and paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 ; and

(b)as respects its profit and loss account, those of sub-paragraph (1) (a), (a) and (f) of paragraph 12 ;

but a company taking advantage of this paragraph shall be subject, instead of the said requirements, to any prescribed conditions as respects matters to be stated in its accounts or by way of note thereto and as respects information to be furnished to the Board of Trade or a person authorised by them to require it.

(2)The accounts of a company shall not be deemed, by reason only of the fact that they do not comply with any requirements of Part I of this,-Schedule from which the company is exempt by virtue of this paragraph, not to give the true and fair view required by this Act.

(3)This paragraph applies to companies of any class prescribed for the purposes thereof, and a class of companies may be so prescribed if it appears to the Board of Trade desirable in the national interest:

Provided that, if the .Board of Trade are satisfied that any of the conditions prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph has not been complied with in the case of-any company, they may direct that so long as the direction continues in force this paragraph shall not apply to the company.

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