§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, if she will take steps to curb the advertising of the price of petrol per gallon in units to a tenth degree of a penny, in view of the fact that it is not legally enforceable.
Mr. Alan Williams
No. If petrol is being advertised at a price which is less than that at which it is in fact being offered, there may be an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. Enforcement of the Act is the responsibility of the local weights and measures784W authorities, to whom complaints should be addressed.