HC Deb 10 March 2004 vol 418 c1498W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken by the(a)Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and (b)Department of Social Development to modernise the provision of Money Advice; and if he will make a statement. [157271]

Mr. Pearson

The Consumer Strategy for Northern Ireland was published in March 2002. As a result, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment commissioned research into the provision of a suitable framework for the delivery of effective money advice in Northern Ireland. This is now being taken forward within the context of the Department for Social Development's Information and Advice strategy, which is scheduled to be published for consultation in May 2004.