To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he last met the Consumers Association; and what was discussed.
My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade has not met the Consumers Association. My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Consumer Affairs and Small Firms has met them on the following occasions over the last year:
- 9 June 1992: Discussion included reform of the Sale of Goods Act, EC Directive on Unfair Contract Terms, UK Presidency and the Monopolies and Mergers Commissions' report on car prices.
- 17 July 1992: Visit to CA Research laboratory in Harpenden.
- 15 February 1993: Discussion centred on arrangements for the provision of effective advice and enforcement of consumer protection.
- 8 December 1992: To discuss proposals relating to the tying in of services to loans secured on land.