§ Mr. Love
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to bring forward amendments to the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts arising from the recent consultation exercise; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many submissions were received in his consultation on industrial and provident societies; in what format the submissions were published; what were the main representations made to him by the Co-operative Movement; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
The Government recognise the wish to modernise the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts. 76 written responses to the consultation document were received. They have not been published. Responses were received from the Movement's promoting bodies, other interested organisations and a number of individual industrial and provident societies, who made a number of wide ranging comments on the issues and questions raised in the consultation document. Discussions with the Movement are continuing.