Hon. Tom Hockin (Minister of State (Finance)):
Of course, Mr. Speaker, the Government is prepared to act. We made this clear a good number of months ago.
First, all the principles which we came up for the consumer: disclosure, advance notice, a complaints mechanism, and abolishment of obnoxious charges, should be applied to the business community as well.
The Hon. Member is very late in coming to this issue. We have a meeting today between the small business organizations and the Bankers' Association. I hope they will be able to resolve the details to make sure that we can have in place a regime just as strong for the small business sector as we have for consumers.
Subtopic: BANKS AND BANKING