HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 c348W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the Office of Fair Trading's recommendations concerning restrictive practices in the legal profession with particular reference to the QC system. [153628]

Mr. Lock

The Report by the Director General of the Office of Fair Trading, on competition in the market for professional services, raises a number of complex issues which need to be considered. The Government will issue a consultation paper in due course inviting comments.

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