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Consumer Protection

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations he has received from hon. and right hon. Members, and members of the public concerning the need for legislation to protect the consumer when purchasing goods; and if he will make a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has had regarding inadequacies in consumer protection in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

I and my officials receive numerous communications dealing with a wide range of subjects. Consumers in this country are protected by a substantial body of existing legislation.