§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what evidence he has collated on the use of pressurised sales methods in relation to the sale of mobility products for elderly people. 
§ Dr. Howells
[holding answer 28 March 2001]My Department holds no recent evidence on this subject. The Government share concerns about the targeting of vulnerable consumers with particular sales and marketing techniques and officials in my Department have recently agreed to participate in research on the subject commissioned by Age Concern.