Early day motion 1290

TRADING STANDARDS

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Total number of signatures: 36

Bayley, Hugh Bottomley, Peter Brooke, Annette Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David
Crockart, Mike Dobbin, Jim Gapes, Mike George, Andrew
Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Hancock, Mike Hermon, Lady
Hopkins, Kelvin Jackson, Glenda Kaufman, Gerald Leech, John
Lloyd, Stephen Llwyd, Elfyn Long, Naomi McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, John Mearns, Ian Osborne, Sandra Roy, Lindsay
Sheridan, Jim Stunell, Andrew Tami, Mark Thornton, Mike
Ward, David Weatherley, Mike Williams, Mark Wright, David

That this House welcomes the Trading Standards Workforce Survey published by the National Trading Standards Board and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI); expresses concern at the cuts to local authority trading standards services of up to 86 per cent; recognises these cuts to trading standards put the public at risk of rogue traders, scams and unsafe products; believes that the Government has a duty to maintain adequate consumer protection in the UK and therefore agrees with the TSI that the National Audit Office should look at the system of consumer protection in its entirety including local enforcement when reviewing changes to the consumer landscape; and urges the Government to work with trading standards and local authorities to find solutions.