New Clause 10 — Green deal installation apprenticeships

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 14th September 2011.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Labour, Brent North 2:00 pm, 14th September 2011

I welcome the fact that the Minister has said that customers and consumers will be protected by consumer credit legislation, and I welcome the fact that robust secondary legislation outlining further protections will be put in place. Will he tell the House at this stage whether he believes that consumers will be protected by the legislation that applies to the financial services industry so that an adviser can act either as a tied agent or as an independent agent, but not mix and match the two roles—at least not in the same consultation?

If that protection is not provided by existing legislation, will he ensure that it is introduced in the secondary legislation to which he referred?