HC Deb 17 November 1978 vol 958 cc379-80W
Mr. Ovenden

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will list in the Official Report those sections of the Consumer Protection Act which are now in force and those which have still to be brought into effect with an indication of what action he proposes to implement them.

Mr. John Fraser

The Consumer Safety Act (Commencement No. 1) Order 1978 made on 28th September 1978 brought into force on 1st November 1978 all the provisions of the Consumer Safety Act 1978 except those—section 10(1) and schedule 3—which repeal the Consumer Protection Act 1961, the Consumer Pro- tection Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 and legislation amending those Acts.

The powers provided by the Consumer Safety Act will be used as and when necessary in the interests of the safety of consumers. Existing regulations made under the Consumer Protection Acts will be remade under the new Act.

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