HC Deb 02 June 1960 vol 624 c1619
24. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the President of the Board of Trade which organisations have now submitted written evidence to the Committee on Consumer Protection.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. John Rodgers)

As the Answer contains a long list of names, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Will the Parliamentary Secretary reconsider the possibility of publishing this evidence at a suitable time, preferably sooner rather than later?

Mr. Rodgers

It is up to the Committee to decide whether to publish the evidence. Up to date, it has taken no objection to organisations publishing their own evidence if they like.

Mr. Darling

Can the hon. Gentleman give an indication when the Committee is likely to report? Is there any truth in the rumours that it will be on the job for another two years?

Mr. Rodgers

It is certainly a very long and complicated job. I should not expect the report within a year or two.

Following is the information: I am informed that written evidence has now been submitted by the following organisations in addition to those of which I advised the hon. Member for Swindon on 15th February.
  • Advertising Inquiry Committee.
  • Apparel and Fashion Industry's Association.
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  • Association of British Chemical Manufacturers.
  • Association of Folding Furniture Makers. Association of Scientific Workers.
  • Association of Toy and Fancy Goods Factors.
  • British Association of the Hard of Hearing. British Federation of Textiles Smallwares Manufacturers.
  • British Furniture Manufacturers Federated Associations.
  • British Jewellers' Association.
  • British Man-Made Fibres Federation.
  • British Pressure Cooker Manufacturers Association.
  • British Safety Council.
  • British Toy Manufacturers Association.
  • British Wool Marketing Board.
  • Butter Information Council.
  • Champagne Association.
  • Consumers' Association.
  • Cotton and Rayon Merchants Association.
  • Council of Industrial Design.
  • County Councils Association.
  • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
  • Electricity Council.
  • Federation of British Carpet Manufacturers.
  • Fire Extinguisher Trades Association. Fire Offices Committee.
  • Footwear Distributors Federation.
  • Furnishing Fabric Federation.
  • Gas Council.
  • Home Office.
  • Incorporated Federated Association of Boot and Shoe Manufacturers of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Independent Television Companies Association.
  • Institute of British Launderers.
  • Institute of Weights and Measures Administration.
  • International Wool Secretariat.
  • Manchester Chamber of Commerce Testing House and Laboratory.
  • Margarine Manufacturers' Association.
  • Market Research Society.
  • Ministry of Health.
  • Ministry of Power.
  • National Dairymen's Association.
  • National Farmers' Union.
  • National Federation of Dyers and Cleaners. National Federation of Engineers' Tool Manufacturers.
  • National Federation of Fruit and Potato Trades.
  • National Hosiery Manufacturers' Federation.
  • National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (Women's National Advisory Committee).
  • Oil Appliance Manufacturers' Association.
  • Portable Electric Tool Manufacturers' Association.
  • Proprietary Association of Great Britain.
  • Rhyl and District Trades Council.
  • Richmond and Barnes Joint Home Safety Committee.
  • Textile Institute.
  • Torquay Trades Council.
  • Women's Co-operative Guild.
  • Wool Textile Delegation.
  • Working Men's Club and Institute Union.