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Professional Organisations: Complaints

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what discussions have taken place between the Office of Fair Trading and other bodies on complaints against the (a) Law Society, (b) Bar Council, (c) Institute of Legal Executives, (d) Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and (e) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; (138557)

(2) if he will place in the Library correspondence between the Office of Fair Trading and other bodies on the making of super complaints on the (a) legal services market, (b) accountancy services market and (c) surveying market in England and Wales;

(3) if he will place in the Library correspondence between the Office of Fair Trading and other bodies on the making of super complaints on the (a) legal services market and (b) accountancy services market in Scotland;

(4) what discussions have taken place between the Office of Fair Trading and any other bodies on the making of super complaints against (a) The Law Society of Scotland and (b) The Faculty of Advocates.

These are matters for the Office of Fair Trading. I will write to the chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, John Fingleton, to ask him to reply to the hon. Member.