§ Dr. McDonald
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list those banks currently involved in investigations by his Department into insider dealing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Howard
I am not prepared to comment on the conduct of particular investigations by inspectors whilst they are under way. I would, however, point out to the hon. Lady that all that is necessarily implied by "involvement" in an investigation under section 177 of the Financial Services Act is probable ability to give information about a contravention.