§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from the British Safety Council about alleged infringements of Section 14 of the Trades Descriptions Act by the claims of local authorities in respect of safe bathing; what reply he has sent; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Noble
The British Safety Council wrote to my right hon. Friend. The reply that was sent pointed out that only a court could decide, in the light of evidence, whether any of the statements quoted by the council contravened the Trade Descriptions Act, and invited the council to give any relevant information to the local weights and measures authorities, which have a duty to enforce the Act.