HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c472W
Mr. Crouch

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will now review the operation of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.

Sir G. Howe

At my invitation, the Director General of Fair Trading has agreed to undertake such a review. The terms of reference will be as followsTo review the working of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, including the sanctions and remedies it provides, and to make recommendations. The director general will be assisted in the review by officials from his office and from my own and other Departments. He will be inviting interested organisations to let him have their views as soon as possible.

I hope to be able in due course to make public the principal recommendations, so that they may be the subject of wide and exhaustive consultations.