HC Deb 27 May 1971 vol 818 cc207-8W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will introduce legislation to amend Section 11 of the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, in such a way as to place on a shop the burden of proving that goods on sale at a reduced price were in fact on sale at a higher price for a continuous period of at least 28 days in the preceding six months.

Mr. Ridley

No. I am not satisfied that such a reversal of the burden of proof is necessary for adequate enforcement of Section 11, nor would it in this context be right in principle.