§ Lord Mackie of Benshie
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What their plans are for the Trading Standards Service in Scotland.
§ The Minister of State, Scottish Office (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie)
The Trading Standards Service will remain a local authority function following local government reorganisation in Scotland. It will be for the 47WA new unitary authorities to decide how they wish to organise the service in order to best fulfil their statutory duties.