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Ministerial Responsibilities

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will state which of the matters referred to in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 10 to the Scotland Bill are presently his responsibility.

No matters in Part I of Schedule 10 are directly my responsibility but Group 25—civil law matters—touches upon matters for which I have responsibility.Among the matters listed in Part II of Schedule 10, I am wholly or partly responsible for safety standards of goods; restrictive trade practices and monopolies; regulation of credit; regulation of charges and prices.Certain enactments relating to these matters are listed in Part III of Schedule 10.