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Banks: Iceland

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received on developments in Icelandic public opinion on the UK following the entry into force of the Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008. (230734)

The Chancellor has been regularly updated on the situation in Iceland since the Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 entered into force.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what briefing material his Department has circulated to hon. Members on the situation for British depositors with Icelandic-owned financial institutions; and what advice his Department has made available for hon. Members to pass on to their constituents who are such depositors. (232462)

[holding answer 3 November 2008]: Information for depositors is available on the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and Directgov websites. The Treasury has also worked with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to develop advice for business which is available on the Business Link website.