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Doorstep Selling

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will exclude agency mail order operations from the provisions of the EEC doorstep selling direction; and, if not, what additional costs will be passed to the consumer and what benefits the consumer will receive.

I believe that the draft directive on doorstep selling is unnecessary and I hope that it will be abandoned. Even if a directive were adopted, I hope that it would not affect agency mail order operations. I cannot say what additional costs would be passed to the customers of agency mail operations but I am sure that they would be greater than the benefits they would receive.