§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Attorney-General whether, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Melton on 8th June 1976, he is satisfied that companies blacklisted by the Treasury have had ample opportunity to make representations on their own behalf; and whether, in the light of experience since that reply, he intends to introduce legislation to amend Section 19 of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971, as envisaged in the hon. Member's original Question.
§ The Solicitor-General
Whether companies have had the opportunity to make representations is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer. As my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General said in his reply of 8th June 1976—[Vol. 912, c.614–5]—my noble Friend does not consider that the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971 could properly be extended as envisaged by the hon. Member.