HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c9W
Dr. Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to require all building surveyors to show proof of adequate liability insurance prior to any property surveying work being undertaken for members of the public.

Mr. Chris Patten

I have been asked to reply. This proposal, which reflects a recommendation in the Government's recent report on professional liability, will be examined as legislative opportunities become available.