§ Mr. Boateng
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what progress his Department has made on drawing up new rules for the bringing of class actions; and when he expects to publish them.
Mr. John M. Taylor
The findings of the Department's fundamental review of expenditure, which includes a review of multi-party actions, are scheduled to be presented to the Lord Chancellor later this month. Any action which the Lord Chancellor decides to take as a result of the review's conclusions will, however, be preceded by public consultation in the usual way.