HC Deb 19 March 1973 vol 853 c5W
35. Mr. Whitlock

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek powers to protect traders against the activities of salesmen who sell space in so-called trade directories, and against those publishing concerns associated with these activities, who send out misleading documents which are capable of being accepted as normal commercial invoices when hi fact no formal orders exist.

Mr. Emery

Powers to protect traders against such practices are already available in the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971. But I must sound a warning that traders should always take care that they do not pay out money which they do not owe, and this is particularly the case with trade directories.

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