§ Mr. Battle
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to amend the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 to ensure 23W that debts due by virtue of schedule 4, paragraph 2 of the Social Security Act 1990 be regarded as a preferential debt or a preferred debt, respectively.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
I have no plans to amend the Insolvency Act 1986. Responsibility for amending the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 rests with the Secretary of State for Scotland.