HC Deb 30 January 1991 vol 184 cc521-2W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many additional standards officers have been employed to implement the provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 and the EC directive on consumer protection.

Mr. Leigh

[holding answer 25 January 1991]: Trading standards officers are employed by the local weights and measures authorities. It is the responsibility of each authority to employ sufficient staff to enforce consumer protection and environmental health legislation.