HC Deb 08 February 1971 vol 811 cc25-6W
Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will state the names of holiday tour companies and travel agencies successfully prosecuted under the Trade Descriptions Act for publishing misleading advertisements or brochures, and, in the case of subsidiary companies, if he will also give the names of their parent companies.

Mr. Ridley

No. Such prosecutions are generally reported adequately in the

Mr. Noble

Figures for the trade balance are not available for individual countries. Figures of imports c.i.f. and exports f.o.b. are given below. but the difference between them is not a good measure of the visible trade balance because,inter alia, of the difference in the bases of valuation.

Press when the conviction takes place, and it would be wrong in principle to revive publicity long after the event.

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