HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c361W
21. Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what discussions he has had with trading standards authorities about their current levels of expenditure.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

Officials of my Department have recently been discussing with local authority representatives the current level of local authority expenditure on consumer protection and the likely level of that expenditure in future years. These discussions continue.