HC Deb 13 November 1972 vol 846 c9W
46. Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to end the practice whereby firms issue disclaimers in newspaper advertisements announcing that goods marked down in price may not have been offered at a higher price for 28 consecutive days within the last six months, there by nullifying the intentions of the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968.

Sir G. Howe

I am not at present persuaded that it would be in the consumer's interest to take the steps suggested by my hon. Friend. But I should, of course, be willing to consider any detailed submissions that she might make to me.