HC Deb 30 March 2000 vol 347 c240W
33. Dr. Tony Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has to protect consumers in relation to schemes run by trade associations. [115695]

Dr. Howells

When seeking to buy products or services many consumers will be influenced by logos or membership of trade associations. Consumers need to know that these provide effective redress and are properly enforced. The Government propose to change the law to give the Director General of Fair Trading a power to give a seal of approval to effective codes. This will enable the consumer to choose a supplier with confidence, knowing that if something does go wrong, redress is available.