Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Mr Brian Cotter Mr Brian Cotter Shadow Minister (Trade & Industry), Trade & Industry, Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints have been made under the terms of the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971 (a) since the introduction of the Act and (b) in each of the last five years.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs)

holding answer 13 September 2004

The Department of Trade and Industry does not collect statistics relating to the number of complaints made under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971.

Local authority trading standards departments are responsible for enforcement of the Act and will each record their own complaints data.

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