HC Deb 13 March 1952 vol 497 c1545
13. Miss Elaine Burton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made by the Departmental Committee set up to consider the proposal that a consumer advisory service should be established.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No such committee has been set up.

Miss Burton

As the predecessor of the right hon. Gentleman said in July last that such a committee would be set up if time permitted, does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that now that the Utility scheme has been scrapped such a service is essential to the consumers of this country?

Mr. Thorneycroft

The question of the Utility scheme is something which we certainly shall be discussing later.