§ Mr. Weetch
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the £1.14 million under the special advances section of the Britannia building society in 1981 related to property already in the ownership of Berger-Gross.
Mr. Ian StewartI
This information is not available from the public record. As a general principle do not think it is in the public interest for Ministers to disclose information which is not required to be placed on public record, such as that which is normally confidential as between a Building Society and its borrowers. Although with the consent of the two parties, it may occasionally be 373W appropriate to do so—as one of my predecessors did in answer to the hon. Member on 12 April—[Vol. 40, c. 370.]—I regard such circumstances as exceptional.