§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department is taking to investigate Exchange Direct plc. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
A winding up order was made against Exchange Direct plc on 23 January 2002 and the Official Receiver is now responsible for investigating the reasons for the company's failure and the conduct of its directors. The affairs of the company are also the subject of an investigation by police, and the Official Receiver will provide assistance as required.