HC Deb 03 December 1959 vol 614 c1373
44. Mr. Dodds

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made by the Committee on Consumer Protection.

The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. F. J. Erroll)

I understand that the Committee has received a number of written submissions which it is studying and that it has begun to take oral evidence.

Mr. Dodds

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the decision by the Committee to investigate the safety standards of certain products because of the undue danger risks said to be involved will be received by many people with a good deal of satisfaction? In view of the concern about oil-fired heaters, which has been accentuated by the recent tragedy, will everything be done to expedite the investigation and the report?

Mr. Erroll

I am sure that the Committee will take note of what the hon. Member has said. With regard to expediting the report, it is important for the Committee to study this and other subjects most carefully before arriving at its recommendations.