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Consumer Protection

Volume 655: debated on Thursday 15 March 1962

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if the terms of reference of the Molony Committee on Consumer Protection enable it to consider and make recommendations concerning the examination by his Department of goods declared to be seriously defective by reputable consumers' organisations and the steps necessary to compel manufacturers either to rectify the defect or to compensate the purchasers when examination verifies the complaint.

Does the Minister's reply mean that the terms of reference of the Molony Committee allow for the possibility of a recommendation precisely on the lines of the proposals embodied in my Question?

The Committee announced at the outset that it intended to consider, among other things, whether or not there should be

"simpler means and/or more extensive rights for the aggrieved consumer seeking redress."