HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 c373W
Mr. Sanders

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to bring forward proposals to protect consumers who attend one-day sales and mock auctions. [57770]

Dr. Howells

The problems consumers experience at one-day sales and mock auctions are currently being investigated by this Department and the Office of Fair Trading in co-operation with the Trading Standards Organisations with a view to proposals being ready by the end of the year.