HC Deb 08 July 1977 vol 934 cc702-3W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek a voluntary agreement with manufacturers to curtail the advertising of sweets and chocolates during children's viewing hours; and what representation he has had from dentists urging him to do so.

Mr. John

No. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 28th June—[Vol. 934,c. 134–5.]—The Independent Broadcasting Authority's code governing standards and practice in broadcast advertising contains a pro vision which regulates the acceptance of confectionery advertisements in the interests of dental hygiene. There have been no recent representations from the dental profession urging a Government approach to the sweet manufacturers.

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