§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority about changes in fees charged to WI markets under the Registrar of Friendly Societies. 
§ Ruth Kelly
[holding answer 24 May 2002]: The Treasury maintains a regular dialogue with the Financial Services Authority to help both institutions discharge their responsibilities effectively. This has included discussion of fees for which the FSA is responsible in relation to its registration of industrial and provident societies (formerly registered by the Registrar of Friendly Societies).