HC Deb 11 July 1973 vol 859 cc384-5W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is aware of the unusually high prices being charged to the public, particularly tourists, by some srteet traders; and if he will introduce legislation to require them to show the price of goods exposed for sale.

Mr. Anthony Grant

I know that some abuses occur, but I am confident that the great majority of tourists to this country are fairly treated and I am not convinced of the need for such legislation. The Trade Descriptions Act already makes it an offence if goods are mis-described or their price is represented as being less than it really is, and when the Fair Trading Bill becomes law the Director General of Fair Trading will have a general duty to review consumer trade practices.