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C7. Consumer protectionU.K.

Section C7.

  • Regulation of—

    (a)

    the sale and supply of goods and services to consumers,

    (b)

    guarantees in relation to such goods and services,

    (c)

    hire-purchase, including the subject-matter of Part III of the Hire-Purchase Act 1964,

    (d)

    trade descriptions, except in relation to food,

    (e)

    misleading and comparative advertising, except regulation specifically in relation to food, tobacco and tobacco products,

    (f)

    price indications,

    (g)

    trading stamps,

    (h)

    auctions and mock auctions of goods and services, and

    (i)

    hallmarking and gun barrel proofing.

  • Safety of, and liability for, services supplied to consumers.

  • The subject-matter of—

    (a)

    the Hearing Aid Council Act 1968,

    (b)

    the Unsolicited Goods and Services Acts 1971 and 1975,

    (c)

    Parts I to III and XI of the Fair Trading Act 1973,

    (d)

    the Consumer Credit Act 1974,

    (e)

    the Estate Agents Act 1979,

    (f)

    the Timeshare Act 1992,

    (g)

    the [F1Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018], and

    (h)

    the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

[F2Exceptions]

[F3The provision of consumer advocacy and advice by, or by agreement with, a public body or the holder of a public office.]

The subject-matter of section 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990 (food safety and consumer protection).

Interpretation

  • [F4 “Food” has the same meaning as it has in Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (as at 7th December 2004).

  • The reference to the subject-matter of section 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990 is to be construed as a reference to it as at 7th December 2004 (and, accordingly, paragraph 5(1) of Part 3 of this Schedule does not apply to that reference).]

Textual Amendments

F2 Heading in Sch. 5 Pt. 2 Section C7 substituted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11) , ss. 50(2)(a) , 72(7)

F3 Words in Sch. 5 Pt. 2 Section C7 inserted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11) , ss. 50(2)(b) , 72(7)

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