§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if, in the light of representations from finance houses associations, she will introduce legislation to seek to amend the criteria for the registration of credit intermediaries; and if she will make a statement.
Mr. Alan Williams
I have received no such representations. The Director General of Fair Trading is responsible for licensing under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and if experience shows that amendment is needed he will, no doubt, advise me in accordance with his statutory duty.