HC Deb 25 January 2000 vol 343 c198W
Mr. Denis Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made to extend the law in relation to a cooling off period to protect consumers who(a) purchase holidays and (b) join a holiday club following a high pressure intensive sales presentation. [106933]

Dr. Howells

As announced in our White Paper "Modern Markets: Confident Consumers", the Government plan to review aspects of timeshare legislation and whether it needs updating. Among the issues to be reviewed will be holiday/vacation club schemes. However, my Department has received no representations for a cooling off period for consumers generally purchasing holidays and we have no plans to introduce one. We will be consulting on our timeshare proposals shortly.