HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c459W
Mr. Rowe

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints about multi-level marketing companies were received by his Department in the latest 12 months for which figures are available.

Mr. Leigh

[holding answer 12 June 1992]: Over the last 12 months we have received more than 500 written queries and possibly twice as many telephone queries on aspects of this subject. Most question the legality of schemes. Pyramid selling and similar selling schemes as specified in the Fair Trading Act 1973 are legal provided they comply with the relevant legislation.