HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c400W
Mr. Blair

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many firms have been subject to more than the usual investigation prior to being granted a securities licence by his Department in the years 1984 to April 1988.

Mr. Maude

The extent of investigation varied considerably from case to case, depending upon the circumstances, and it is not therefore possible to provide a meaningful answer.