Results 1–20 of 1121 for "trading standards"

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Children (30 Nov 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: ...fireworks to people who are underage and for underage people to possess them in public. There is also a ban on the possession of these fireworks in public places by people under 18. Local Authority Trading Standards have powers to enforce the law and work with businesses to help them comply with the law through practical advice and toolkits. The maximum penalty for supplying category F2 or...

Violent Crime - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2018)

Baroness Donaghy: ...or an Elastoplast. TJ uses his considerable skills to persuade youngsters of the real consequences of knife wounds. They listen and laugh when he says that he hopes he does not see them again. Trading standards officers are apparently going to be supported by the Government to undertake prosecutions of retailers who sell knives to under 18s, through developing a specific prosecution fund...

Private Rented Sector — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (29 Nov 2018)

Sarah Jones: ...a landlord or letting agent last year. It is impossible to deny that the billions of pounds of cuts faced by local authorities have affected their ability to enforce through environmental health and trading standards. I accept the argument that we also need leadership in local authorities, but the extent of the cuts has been very significant and must inhibit what local authorities can do....

Offensive Weapons Bill: Offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place (28 Nov 2018)

David Hanson: ...of refusal to sell corrosive products and knives, it will not be the police or the security services, police community support officers or police and crime commissioners, or the local council or trading standards who are at the frontline in upholding the legislation that we hope the House will pass this evening. It will be the individual shop staff—often alone; often, perhaps, not much...

Fireworks: Public Sales — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (26 Nov 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: ...to those under the age of 16 or 18, depending on the classification of the firework. There are further restrictions on the public possession of most fireworks by those under 18. Local authority trading standards officers have the powers to take action against those who sell fireworks illegally, including those selling fireworks without an appropriate licence, outside the normal selling...

Tenant Fees Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...costs may be higher than normal. Landlords and agents will need to be able to demonstrate, if challenged, that their costs are reasonable. They will have to justify them and, if they cannot do so, trading standards officers may have a case to investigate. Crucially—this point was mentioned by the noble Earl, Lord Lytton—we do not want to create a situation where landlords are reluctant...

Housing Bodies: Accountability — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Jim Cunningham: I fully agree with my hon. Friend. Given local government cuts, trading standards officers cannot police this sector any more—it is as simple as that. That is one reason why these housing organisations are getting away with it, but the law should be tightened up as well.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Monoxide: Alarms (19 Nov 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Carbon monoxide alarms are regulated under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 which require that products must be safe before they can be placed on the market. Local Authority Trading Standards have powers to take action to remove or recall products which do not comply with the regulations and the Office for Product Safety and Standards will work with them to monitor the safety of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (19 Nov 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...Homes Morris Homes Newcourt Residential Persimmon Homes Pier Management Redrow Rothesay Life Royal Bank of Scotland Santander Solicitors Regulation Authority Taylor Wimpey Trading Standards UK Finance Weston Homes

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (5 Nov 2018)

Yvonne Fovargue: Trading standards are the foot soldiers in keeping the public from falling victim to unsafe goods, yet cuts to local authorities mean that trading standards budgets have fallen by more than 50% between 2009 and 2019, with a 56% reduction in the number of offices. The Chartered Trading Standards Institute is warning that, as we approach Brexit, the role of those dedicated professionals will be...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Financial assistance: checking, enforcing and monitoring (1 Nov 2018)

David Drew: ...it intended that the Bill should include such provisions, or are the Government approaching the matter differently? As the Minister said in a previous debate, the Rural Payments Agency and, indeed, trading standards can operate in a quite draconian way when they feel there has been malpractice. Will the powers in question continue? In tabling an amendment that enables us to debate omitting...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: ...this Government’s cuts. Swimming pools, leisure centres and community spaces have closed. Bin collections have been reduced. Youth clubs have closed. Planning departments have been stripped out. Trading standards offices have been slashed, leaving more people at risk of fraud or dodgy goods. Streetlights have been turned off to save money.

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Financial assistance: forms, conditions, delegation and publication of information (1 Nov 2018)

David Drew: I beg to move amendment 98, in clause 2, page 2, line 31, after “delegate” insert “administrative”. This amendment would ensure that the actual design and purpose of schemes is not delegated to non-governmental bodies or organisations. I hope to make quicker progress on this amendment, which is in my name and that of other hon. Friends. It is meant to tease out who will benefit...

Scottish Parliament: Vulnerable Older People (Protection from Bogus Callers and Rogue Traders) (31 Oct 2018)

Christina McKelvie: The Scottish Government is committed to protecting and supporting vulnerable older people. We continue to work with Police Scotland, trading standards and partners including Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and Crimestoppers to raise awareness, provide practical advice and encourage the reporting of any suspicious activity. Following a report by the nuisance calls commission on empowering and...

Tobacco (30 Oct 2018)

Philip Davies: ...retailers are all registered on a public database as “economic operators” in order to handle tobacco. That is a de facto licensing scheme anyway, and it does everything that is needed to support trading standards enforcement against unscrupulous criminals who sell smuggled tobacco or sell tobacco to children—with a bit of luck, we will see a few more of them behind bars as a result....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Estate Agents: Disclosure of Information (26 Oct 2018)

Kit Malthouse: National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team have published guidance in this area. It would depend on the type, seriousness and age of the convictions. The estate agent would need to determine whether the conviction would have a material impact on the purchaser's future in the property. For example, would they have paid the asking price, or bought the property in the first place had they known.

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Oct 2018)

...an aspiration for a completely new digital livestock information service, and for 20 months Government have been working alongside industry and all the DEFRA agencies, such as the FSA, the RPA and trading standards—everyone who has an interest in livestock welfare, livestock health, livestock movements and traceability, food safety and product authenticity. Anyone involved in those areas...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Fraud (25 Oct 2018)

John Glen: ...crimes. The banking industry has also taken important steps to prevent fraud, including through the Banking Protocol - a rapid response scheme through which branch staff can alert police and Trading Standards to suspected frauds taking place. The system is now operational in every police force area and in the first six months of this year prevented £14.6 million in fraud and led to 100...

Scottish Parliament: Electricians (Regulation) (25 Oct 2018)

Jamie Hepburn: ...for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown established a Scottish Government electricians working group to bring together industry and representatives from Unite, those with responsibility for trading standards and so on so that the matter could be discussed fully and thoroughly.

Petition - European Baccalaureate Qualification: Home Insulation (24 Oct 2018)

Jim Cunningham: ..., perhaps with certifications. I have also found, in isolated cases with which I have dealt, that it is mainly elderly people who cannot get redress. They are told to go to the council, but the trading standards offices are undermanned, and they have limited powers under the law. Should we not do something about some of those matters?


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