minister's first speech
The new consumer minister of the coalition Government Edward Davey spoke of his commitment to be a champion for trading standards at the Trading Standards Institute’s conference in Edinburgh.
He took this first platform in his new role as an opportunity to confirm his support for trading standards professionals while talking about an inevitable agenda for change.
Mr Davey said: 'I want to place on record a clear recognition that trading standards are part of the front line of the economy and it is my intention to be a champion for trading standards in Whitehall.
'I believe that what trading standards do is not only important, but it is vital for consumers, businesses and our economy’s recovery.'
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