The hon. Member has sent me particulars of three firms. Criminal proceedings have been instituted against persons concerned with two of them, and it would not be proper for me to comment on cases which are pending before the courts. Inquiries are being made into the activities of the third firm.
While thanking the right hon. and learned Gentleman for that information, may I ask whether he is not aware that every week now evidence comes along about these human vultures who are finding ideal conditions for defrauding people because of the rising cost of living and the desperation of some people to keep out of debt? Will he give an undertaking that this very serious situation has his urgent attention?