HC Deb 19 March 2002 vol 382 cc244-5W
Ross Cranston

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many stop now orders were obtained up to 28 February; and what the subject matters were of those orders. [43026]

Miss Melanie Johnson

No stop now orders have been made to date. Three cases have reached the courts.

These cases involve infringements under various regulations including the Sale of Goods Act 1979, Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, and the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.

In addition two local authorities have secured written undertakings under the Regulations, and other cases are under consideration.