HC Deb 29 July 1965 vol 717 cc155-6W
46. Mr. John Osborn

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further information he has on doorstep selling techniques; what study he has made of the operations of a firm in the Sheffield area, details of which have been sent to him, which is practising these techniques; what advice has been given to him by the Consumer Council following its study of these practices; and whether he proposes either to bring forward regulations under existing legislation or to prepare further legislation for consumer protection in this regard.

Mr. Darling

My right hon. Friend is considering the information which the hon. Member and others have brought to his notice about methods of doorstep selling which may not be in the interests of the public. I understand that the Consumer Council's study of this subject is still continuing. My right hon. Friend proposes to await the Council's views before deciding whether further legislation is necessary and practicable.