§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he intends to take to ensure that the hairdressing industry is regulated so as to protect consumers. 
§ Mr. Page
The Government's aim is to reduce the burden on industry and we believe that existing consumer legislation is adequate to protect consumers in this area. In addition, the Hairdressing Council administers a voluntary register of practitioners in hairdressing, membership of which carries with it specific qualification requirements.