§ Mr. Greg Knight
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any plans to hold discussions with representatives of the legal profession concerning the Keith committee recommendations on privilege between lawyer and client before any decisions thereon are reached by Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
As I said in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Smith) on 11 December, at column654, the Inland Revenue has been authorised to continue its consultations with interested parties about the Keith committee recommendations. It is envisaged that these consultations will include the recommendations on privilege between lawyer and client.