§ Mr. Bailey
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how her Department plans to respond to the Office of Fair Trading report on estate agents. 
§ Mr. Sutcliffe
The Department is now considering the report's findings and recommendations and we aim to publish our response by 18 June 2004.
In the interim, my officials w 111 be meeting estate agents groups, consumer groups and other interested parties during the 90-day period to help inform our response.