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Nationalised Industries (Consumer Protection)

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will seek to abolish the individual nationalised industry consumer protection bodies, in the light of the growth of general provision for consumer protection through such bodies as the National Consumer Council, the Scottish Consumer Council, the Welsh Consumer Council, the Office of Fair Trading and the Price Commission.

No. The Government's reasons for maintaining the individual nationalised industry consumer protection bodies were explained in paragraphs 30 and 33 of the White Paper—Cmnd. 7131—on the nationalised industries published earlier this year.