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Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2007 Directive

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many responses he has received to the consultation on the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2007 Directive; and if he will make a statement. (153779)

The Department received 75 responses to its consultation on draft Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2007, which implement the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (2005/29/EC). These included consumer bodies, businesses and business organisations, trading standards departments, regulators, professional institutions and academics.

We are currently analysing the responses and the Government hope to publish their response in October, including what changes they proposes to make to the draft regulations.