HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc190-1W
Mr. Garnier

To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department what is the Government's policy with regard to the maintenance of the monopoly enjoyed by the Worshipful Company of Scriveners on notary public services in London. [67203]

Mr. Hoon

The Department has obtained the views of interested parties on this issue. My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor is currently considering whether the monopoly should be abolished. He hopes to be able to announce his conclusions shortly.