HC Deb 28 November 2000 vol 357 c536W
Mr. Gorrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to introduce legislation to make the giving of false trade references a criminal offence in Scotland. [140075]

Dr. Howells

I have no plans for such legislation. It would already be a criminal offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 for a trader knowingly or recklessly to mislead by misdescribing goods or services.