HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 c464W
21. Mr. Amess

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any further proposals for the promotion of consumer protection; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

The Government intend to legislate, when parliamentary time permits, on product liability and misleading price indications and to introduce a general safety requirement. We also intend to lay before Parliament regulations implementing the European Community directive on misleading advertising.

My hon. and learned Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Corporate and Consumer Affairs, chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers on 29 October at which progress was made towards Community action on a number of consumer issues.

My Department's review of the legislation on pyramid selling has been completed and I expect to issue a consultation paper on this before the end of the year.