Consumer Protection Officers (Powers)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1976.

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Photo of Miss Betty Boothroyd Miss Betty Boothroyd , West Bromwich West 12:00 am, 12th April 1976

I thank the Minister for his reply. Is he aware that many local officers are dissatisfied because of the restrictions on their duties and that they believe that they cannot investigate on-the-spot complaints and provide a complainant with a satisfactory reply? Would he agree that the attack on inflation could be made more effective and that complainants could be much better satisfied if authority were given to local officers to do these on-the-spot investigations and thereby give a response to the complainant?