69. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in view of the recent decision of the Manchester City Magistrates' Court, he will introduce legislation to restrict the activities of private debt tracing companies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ridley
We are examining this possibility as part of our consideration of the Report of the Committee on Consumer Credit as a whole, but we shall also need to take into account any conclusions reached by the Committee on Privacy which is examining some related questions and which will be presenting its Report soon.