§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received from the Scriveners Company concerning proposals to amend Scriveners' jurisdiction. 
§ Mr. Hoon
Last year the Lord Chancellor undertook to review the desirability of preserving the monopoly of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners over notarial work in the central London area. As a result of this review the Department received representations from the Scriveners' Company in letters dated 10 June 1998, 25 June 1998 and 3 February 1999. The Company was opposed to the abolition of the monopoly.