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House Buyers (Protection)

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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12.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to protect house buyers from misleading property descriptions following his review of the Trade Descriptions Act.

As I indicated to the House in a written answer on 19 April, it is the Government's intention to proceed with a package of measures in this area, including the amendment of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 to apply its provisions to descriptions of real property. My Department consulted widely on a review of the 1968 Act as a whole, and are now considering the responses.

102.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to protect house buyers from misleading property descriptions following his review of the Trade Descriptions Act.

105.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to protect housebuyers from misleading property descriptions, following his review of the Trade Description Act.

As I indicated to the House in a written answer on 19 April, it is the Government's intention to proceed with a package of measures in this area, including the amendment of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 to apply its provisions to descriptions of real property. My Department recently consulted widely on a review of the 1968 Act as a whole, and consultees were asked to comment particularly on the range of characteristics of such property which should be included in its scope. The responses are currently being studied.