§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the response by business to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998. 
§ Mr. Wills
I refer the right hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South (Mr. Alexander), on 10 March 1999,Official Report, columns 261–62.