§ Mr. Lee
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many applications for licences under the various provisions of the Consumer Credit Act have now been lodged; how many such applications have been rejected; and how many appeals against refusal of licence are now awaiting adjudication in his Department.
§ Mr. John Fraser
Since the Act imposes on the Director General of Fair Trading the duty of administering the licensing system, I am asking him to write to my hon. Friend about the number of licence applications lodged and rejected. One appeal against refusal of a licence is awaiting adjudication.