HC Deb 30 January 1990 vol 166 c88W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what safeguards he will introduce to protect the general public against potential abuses deriving from the use of unsolicited mail shots of health care professions not subject to any forms of statutory registration.

Mr. Forth

I have no plans to introduce any new legislation in this area. As well as the general consumer protection law, there is the British code of advertising practice which applies to direct mail advertisements in the same way that it applies to advertisements published in newspapers and magazines. The Advertising Standards Authority will investigate any complaints about breaches of the code and will take any action it considers appropriate.

Back to
Forward to