HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c734W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action she intends to take against directors of Cammell Laird at the point when the company was moved into administration. [167503]

Mr. Sutcliffe

[holding answer 22 April 2004]: There are a number of Cammell Laird companies which have gone into insolvency proceedings during 2001 and 2003. These are:

advertisements from referring to maximum speed levels achievable where these are in excess of the national speed limit. [167766]

Mr. Timms

The rules under Section 48 of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Code already provide such safeguards for motoring advertising.

Section 48.3 states: Marketers should not portray speed in a way that might encourage motorists to drive irresponsibly or to break the law and should not condone irresponsible driving. Section 48.2 states: Marketers should not make speed or acceleration claims the predominant message of their marketing communications. However it is legitimate to give general information about a vehicle's performance such as acceleration and mid-range statistics, braking power, road-holding and top speed.

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