HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 cc301-2W
Q9. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Prime Minister if he will transfer the responsibilities for consumers' welfare to a special de- partment within the Board of Trade which would take over the responsibilities for food from the Ministry of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food.

The Prime Minister

No. I think that consumers' interests are best served by the present arrangements, under which the Board of Trade has a general responsibility for consumer protection but the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, with its expert knowledge, has a special responsibility in relation to food.