§ Q9. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Prime Minister if he will transfer the responsibilities for consumers' welfare to a special de- 302W 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.