HC Deb 29 February 1980 vol 979 c795W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received concerning the comprehensibility of the Price Marking (Bargain Offer) Order 1979.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

I have received a number of complaints that the order is complex and difficult to understand. I recognise the problems which traders face and am anxious to avoid placing undue burdens upon them. However, I am equally concerned to ensure that misleading price and value claims should be prohibited. I propose, therefore, to allow the order to remain in force for the present. I shall, however, consider whether, in the light of experience, the objectives of the order could be achieved in a simpler manner.