HC Deb 23 June 1993 vol 227 c234W
Mr. Callaghan

To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he last met the Consumers Association; and what was discussed.

Mr. McLoughlin

My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade has not met the Consumers Association. My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Consumer Affairs and Small Firms has met them on the following occasions over the last year:

  • 9 June 1992: Discussion included reform of the Sale of Goods Act, EC Directive on Unfair Contract Terms, UK Presidency and the Monopolies and Mergers Commissions' report on car prices.
  • 17 July 1992: Visit to CA Research laboratory in Harpenden.
  • 15 February 1993: Discussion centred on arrangements for the provision of effective advice and enforcement of consumer protection.
  • 8 December 1992: To discuss proposals relating to the tying in of services to loans secured on land.

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