Retailer Code of Practice

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to introduce a retailer code of practice; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

holding answer 5 November 2001

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry announced on 31 October that she had asked the Director General of Fair Trading to seek to obtain undertakings from the four leading supermarket chains to comply with the code of practice on relations between supermarkets and their suppliers. A copy of her announcement and the Code have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

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