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Trading Schemes

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which schemes in the United Kingdom which have two master franchises benefit from the single-tier exemption from the Trading Schemes Act 1996. [113046]

Information on individual schemes exempt from the Act is not held centrally.

progress of the Government's response to the Office of Fair Trading report on the control of entry regulations and pharmacy services in the UK. [111586]

The Government made an interim response to the OFT's report on control of entry regulations for pharmacies on 26 March. The Government is considering the report and its recommendation further and will come forward with a balanced package of measures for consultation before the summer recess.The regulations on pharmacy entry controls are devolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the devolved administrations announced their responses to the OFT's recommendations on 26 March.