HC Deb 07 May 1993 vol 224 c276W
Mr. Moss

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what response he has made to the recommendations of the Monitoring Committee on Misleading Price Indications; and if he will publish their report.

Mr. Leigh

My noble Friend the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Small Firms has considered the committee's recommendations. She has decided to continue to rely on the existing general provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 rather than introduce a package of regulations dealing with various types of price comparison as the committee recommended. She intends in due course to consult on proposed revisions to the code of practice for traders on price indications. She expects to go to public consultation in the near future on regulations on price indications when tickets for theatres and other public events are resold by agents. Since the committee has discharged its remit, she has decided to stand it down.

A copy of the committee's report will be placed in the Library.

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