§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Attorney-General, of the 327 cases in which compensation has been awarded following a successful prosecution under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, how many of such awards were made against motor traders; how many against travel agents; how many against retailers; and what information is available regarding the remainder.
Mr. Alan Williams
I have been asked to reply.
I regret that the information cannot be provided in the form requested, without incurring undue expense. Available information on the 327 cases notified to the Department in the period from 1st January 1973 to 30th April 1974 is as follows:
Number of cases in which compensation was awarded Misdescriptions of goods in the following categories: Motor vehicles and accessories 195 Clothing and textiles 12 Household appliances 8 Toys and games 1 Furniture and flooring 1 Food and drink 1 Solid and liquid fuels 1 Other goods 39
False indications of the prices of goods in the following categories: Motor vehicles and accessories 4 Clothing and textiles 1 Household appliances 1 Food and drink 1 Soap and detergents 1 Other goods 4
False statements about services, accommodation and facilities in the following categories: Accommodation, holidays and travel 12 Repairs and servicing of motor vehicles and other goods 34 Other services and facilities 11