Barclays, Lloyds and Martins Banks (Merger)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Eric Lubbock Mr Eric Lubbock , Orpington 12:00 am, 25th July 1968

Will the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that this detail will not in any way inhibit the introduction of integrated data processing systems by the banks? Will he also say what further steps he thinks it is necessary to take to stimulate competition by the banks, which do not appear to be indulging in it very successfully at the moment?