Minutes of previous meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (CATS) are available below.
Details of future meetings can be found on the main APPG-CATS page.
The 2014 CATS AGM was held at 14.00 on 21 October in Room T, Portculling House. The group was joined by guest speakers including Huw Irranca-Davies, Shadow Minister for Food and Farming and Darren Shirley, Campaigns Manager at Which?
The group had a special meeting on 4 February 2014 in response to a request at the AGM for a call for evidence: Who is protecting the public from rogue traders, scammers and fraudsters? The state of trading standards today.
A panel of experts answered questions from the group. The panel comprised:
Leon Livermore, CTSI chief executive
Steve Jorden, Head of Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Guy Pratt, Assistant Director Community Protection Hertfordshire County Council
Sean Murphy, Trading Standards Manager West Berkshire and Wokingham Trading Standards Service
Colin Baxter, Licensing and Trading Standards Manager City of Edinburgh Council
Paul Noone, Assistant Director Trading Standards Lancashire County Council
Cllr Nick Worth (South Holland DC / Lincs CC), Local Government Association
Minutes from this meeting are available here.
Review of Activities 2009 (PDF 214KB)
Call for evidence: Who is protecting the vulnerable and the poor?.
Consumers' rights of redress over unfair commercial practices
2009-10-29 (PDF 88KB)
Action for consumers: the case for and against collective redress
2009-06-09 (PDF 99KB)
Fairness needed for insurance contracts
2009-05-09 (PDF 72KB)
Safety of UK consumers in global markets
Debt: the social consequences
The Violent Crime Reduction Bill
A focus on Hampton
Consumer credit: at what price?
DIY debt management
The proposed Children and Young Persons (Age Restricted Products) Bill
The negative effects of alcohol on children’s health
Children’s food and nutrition
The Civil Aviation Bill
The Government’s Consumer Strategy and the Consumer and Trading Standards Agency