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Farepak

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Labour, Newport East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in which publications the Insolvency Service has placed advertisements about Farepak unclaimed funds.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Insolvency Service has not placed any adverts about Farepak in any publications. However, the Insolvency Service has liaised with media outlets and the matter has been covered by BBC Moneybox, MoneySaving Expert and BBC Watchdog. The issue has also been covered in the Western Daily Press, Accountancy Age, Scotland Mail, and the Swindon Advertiser.

In addition, a statement has been published on the Insolvency Service website asking creditors to contact them to claim their money (http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/insolvency/Companies/Farepak). The statement was also sent out via Twitter and generated 21 associated tweets, discussing the dividends.

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