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Northern Rock: Nationalisation

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who among his ministerial team has lead responsibility for Northern Rock while in temporary public ownership; if he will take steps to provide for the answering of oral questions by that Minister on Northern Rock under arrangements equivalent to those established for the Minister for the Olympics; and if he will make a statement. (190569)

Responsibility rests with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, assisted by other Treasury Ministers as appropriate. The Chancellor has undertaken to keep the House informed of developments relating to Northern Rock. He has no plans to change the arrangements for answering parliamentary questions on the matter.