§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the operation of the Partnership Act 1890; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The Partnership Act 1890 has survived for approaching a century without attracting any serious volume of criticism, although there are occasional complaints, such as the one to which my hon. Friend has just called my attention. I shall reply to his letter of 4 July as soon as possible and arrange for a copy to be placed in the Library.