§ Mr. Tyler
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 11 February 2003,Official Report, column 651W, whether discussions with the Law Society about the new money laundering regulation, and the EU second money laundering directive, have taken full account of the matters raised in the solicitors tribunal hearing in the matter of Sir Gerrard Anthony Neale on October 2002. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The Treasury have been in consultation with the Law Society about the form of the proposed money laundering regulations 2003, which will implement the second EU directive on money laundering. The Treasury understand that the Society has already issued interim guidance to solicitors and is in the process of preparing detailed guidance on the application of the new regime to solicitors.
This case did not feature in the Law Society submissions or discussions.