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Advertising (Misleading Claims)

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the proposed legislation to protect the consumer against misleading advertising claims will cover the types of cases relating to certain sale rooms, details of which have been submitted to him by the hon. Member for Cleveland.

This is a matter which my right hon. Friend has well in mind, but I would ask my hon. Friend to await the Bill.

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that I am still receiving correspondence concerning cases of double pricing, and that I am looking forward to him taking action in this matter.

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving me evidence of cases that have come to his notice. These have been taken into consideration.

Can the right hon. Gentleman give us some idea of when we are likely to see the Bill?