§ 22. Mr. Arnold
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.
§ Mr. Arnold
Would the Minister of State confirm that statements of ministerial disapproval about particular trade practices do not necessarily have any basis in law?
§ Mr. Fraser
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.