HC Deb 12 July 1971 vol 821 c14W
79. Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will seek powers to give greater protection to consumers who purchase defective new British cars.

Mr. Ridley

We hope to legislate before long to nullify contractual clauses in consumer sales—whatever the origin of the goods—which limit the seller's responsibility under the Sale of Goods Act as regards fitness for purpose and merchantable quality.