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Hearing Aids (Doorstep Sales)

Volume 990: debated on Thursday 7 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take steps to protect the elderly hard of hearing who complete coupons contained in newspaper advertisements from receiving calls from doorstep salesmen of hearing aids unless such a call is positively requested.

The Hearing Aid Council has proposed further changes to its code of practice. As a result I am considering whether, and if so under what conditions, such home calls should continue to be permitted.