HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c295W
17. Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received concerning the doorstep selling of central heating systems; and if he will introduce legislation, on the lines recommended by the Consumer Council, to control doorstep sales.

Mr. Darling

I have seen the Press notice published by the Consumer Council on 9th January. The Answer to the second part of the Question is "No".

60. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take steps to curb the activities of heating firms and others who use door-to-door selling methods to mislead the public.

Mr. Darling

In my view, the best way to deal with this problem is by general consumer protection legislation and by publicity about undesirable methods of doorstep selling.