Community Banks

Part of BBC – in Westminster Hall at 12:19 pm on 10th July 2012.

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Photo of Chris White Chris White Conservative, Warwick and Leamington 12:19 pm, 10th July 2012

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. I would like to know his thoughts on how our local communities can hold these banks to account. Although having local community banks is an excellent idea, if we create smaller banks out of RBS how can we ensure that the local communities will have control over those banks’ priorities? In my constituency, industries such as the green energy industry and the video games industry have big potential for growth. How can local communities ensure that local banks are given the mandate to tailor themselves to local business needs?