§ Mr. Dismore
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading report on restrictive practices in the legal profession; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Lock
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry stated to the House on 8 March 2001,Official Report, columns 458–59, the Government recognise the complexity of the issues raised by the Director of the Office of Fair Trading and will therefore issue a formal consultation paper addressing those issues and inviting comments.