31 July 1997
Griffiths highlights disqualified ostrich boss

CONSUMER affairs minister Nigel Griffiths used the publication of the Insolvency Service figures for the second quarter of 1997 to highlight the case of a disqualified director connected with ostrich farming.

He quoted the case of Brian Ketchell, who was disqualified for seven years in May. He had acted as a director of Ostrich Farming Corporation.

This was one of several troubled ostrich investment schemes.

The figures were the first to include a breakdown by sector of disqualified directors. This will help to indicate whether there is a trend towards malpractice in specific sectors.

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