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Retail Goods (Safety)

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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58.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to monitor the safety of retail goods.

99.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to monitor the safety of retail goods.

123.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to monitor the safety of retail goods.

My Department works closely with the trading standards departments of local authorities, which have the statutory duty to enforce consumer safety legislation, notably in the development of modern, computer-based information systems that enable the details of hazardous products to be made available urgently throughout the country. My Department also monitors the accident statistics obtained through the home accident surveillance system (HASS).