§ Mr. Neubert
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he has any evidence of possible infringements of the Trade Descriptions Act in promotional material and other publicity for no-surcharge guarantee schemes produced by United Kingdom tour operators.
§ Mr. John Fraser
I have received no evidence of any infringement of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 in relation to no-surcharge guarantees by United Kingdom tour operators. The Act prohibits false statements made knowingly or recklessly about the provision of services or facilities. The duty of enforcing the Act is, of course, a matter for local authorities.