§ Mr. Bailey:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on their discussion paper DP20, with particular reference to mutual organisations; [R] 
(2) what representations he has received on the Financial Services Authority's proposed reforms to with-profits products and access to capital for mutual insurers and friendly societies; and what impact these proposals will have on mutual organisations. [R] 14W
§ Ruth Kelly:
The Treasury has received a number of representations on the proposed reforms to with-profits. Officials have discussed a number of issues relating to these proposals with both individual life insurance companies, including mutual life offices, and the FSA. Clearly any decision on taking forward these reforms is a matter for the FSA.