HC Deb 28 October 1983 vol 47 c230W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to prevent the selling or giving of bogus degrees or qualifications.

Mr. Brooke

The possibility of legislation has been considered but has been ruled out because of the difficulty and high cost of enforcement in covering a wide range of professional, vocational and other qualifications. There are already legal remedies which can be used in certain circumstances, including the Trades Description Act and fraud legislation.