Shadow Financial Secretary, Chris Leslie, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on Monday 4 February 2013, on the Government's approach to banking reform.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Clark, responded to the question on behalf of the Government.
Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill
Mr Clark announced that the Government had laid before the House the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill.
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