HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 c12W
67. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Trade Descriptions Act as applied to the marking of goods put up as special offers with their original selling price; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Noble

I have no reason to doubt the effectiveness of the present provisions in dealing with the types of abuses in this field which they were designed to catch. When the time comes to review the working of the Act I shall be prepared to consider any practical suggestions for improvement which might be made.