§ Mr. Keith Speed
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will list the legislation, regulations and circulars produced by her 51W Department during the past 12 months that have laid new duties on local authorities.
Mr. Alan Williams
The following Acts and orders which have laid new duties on local authorities during the last 12 months are my right hon. Friend's responsibility:
Consumer Credit Act 1974: the main duty will be to enforce regulations yet to be made.
Hall marking Act 1973, which came into full effect on 1st January 1975.
Bread Prices Order 1974.Butter Prices Order 1974.Cheese Prices Order 1975.Price Marking (Meat and Fish) Order 1974.Price Marking (Vegetables) Order 1974.Weights and Measures (Sale of Wine) Order 1974.
Departmental circulars give guidance to local authorities; they do not lay duties upon them.