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Sales Incentives

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will study the incentives offered by manufacturers to retailers and their employees to ensure that the consumers' interest is protected; and if he will make a statement.

The Director General of Fair Trading has power to seek appropriate action if commercial activities adversely affect the interests of consumers. If the hon. Member has evidence that incentives offered by manufacturers have this effect I suggest that he sends it to the Director General.