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Product Liability

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he intends to introduce the EEC direction on product liability; and what the likely cost would be to consumers.

I expect that a Council working party will commence a detailed study of a draft EEC Directive on product liability early next year. I cannot estimate the costs or benefits involved until I know the precise form which the directive will take.