§ Mr. Squire
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has received the National Consumer Council report on building societies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
I understand that the NCC has invited comments from a wide range of organisations on a report by the Mutual Aid Centre on Building Societies and the Consumer, which it published in February as a basis for discussion. Its own conclusions will depend on the outcome of these consultations.