§ 24. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he has now decided to take in respect of the building societies which the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies was investigating for alleged irregularities.
I understand that the Chief Registrar's inquiries are still proceeding and, therefore, the question of action has not yet arisen.
§ Mr. Shepherd
I appreciate the need for thoroughness on the part of the legal authorities in connection with these investigations, but will my right hon. Friend urge that a decision be taken as soon as possible in view of the public interest involved?