HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 c55W
88. Mrs. Slater

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the increasing practice of gift schemes with soap powders and detergents at the expense of the quantity of powder in the packet; and what protection he will offer to the consumer.

Mr. Erroll

I am aware that gifts have been offered with detergents. The Board of Trade have no powers either to stop such gift schemes or to specify the quantities in which detergents and soap powders are to be sold.