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Airport Shops

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will refer to the Director General of Fair Trading the practice at airport shops of applying the terms of "tax free" and "duty free" to certain goods offered for sale.

The DGFT has considered price claims based on non-payment of tax or duty and the problems were discussed in the Consultative Document "Bargain Offer Claims "published in 1975. Although the subject attracted wide comment no readily implementable solution has been found. If, however, the hon. Member has any suggestions which he would wish to put forward, the Director General would, of course. he pleased to consider them.