Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th December 1977.
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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what general principles he observes in asking the Office of Fair Trading to undertake inquiries into trade practices.
I have made no such requests to the Office of Fair Trading.
Would the Minister of State confirm that statements of ministerial disapproval about particular trade practices do not necessarily have any basis in law?
The statements have no basis in law but are a useful basis for considering legislation, particularly when such practices are dishonest, unfair, deceitful and confusing.
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