HC Deb 24 November 1977 vol 939 c817W
Mr. Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection which of the matters for which he is responsible in England he is not responsible for in Scotland; for which matters he is currently responsible in Scotland; and which matters for which he is currently responsible in Scotland will become the responsibility of the Scottish Assembly and executive under the terms of the Scotland Bill.

Mr. Hattersley

The matters for which I am responsible are the same for both countries, namely, prices policy and consumer affairs, including fair trading, consumer safety, consumer credit, quality assurance and standards, weights and measures, and monopolies, mergers and restrictive practices.

The matters which are to be devolved are set out in Part I of Schedule 10 to the Scotland Bill. The relationship between those matters and the matters for which I shall continue to be responsible are set out in Parts II and III of that Schedule.

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