HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 cc135-6W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the advice of the City fraud squad is being sought in the course of the preparation of the Financial Services Bill.

Mr. Howard

The police have had ample opportunity to comment on the Government's White Paper "Financial Services in the United Kingdom: a New framework for investor protection", on which the forthcoming Financial Services Bill is to be based. The Financial Services Bill will not deal with the powers of the police.