§ Mr. Trippier
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if, in view of the correspondence between the Lancashire Footwear Manufacturers' Association and the Office of Fair Trading, he is satisfied with the effectiveness of existing methods for monitoring faulty footwear from imported sources.
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
, pursuant to her reply [Official Report, 5 July 1979, Vol. 969; c. 673], gave the following answer:
I am satisfied that to ask local authorities, who collect statistics about complaints on a voluntary basis and send them to the Office of Fair Trading, to distinguish complaints on imported footwear would constitute a disproportionate burden on them. If my hon. Friend has anything specific in mind perhaps he would write to me.