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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Subscriptions: Misrepresentation remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking with the Advertising Standards Authority to ensure subscription services do not mislead consumers into signing up for their services when they make a purchase through a website. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk more like this
uin 348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
answer text <p>Advertising in the UK is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which enforces the Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct &amp; Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) in non-broadcast media, including online, print, outdoors, video-on-demand, direct marketing and cinema, through a system of self-regulation.</p><p> </p><p>The CAP Code incorporates all relevant legislation, and sets standards for accuracy and honesty to which advertisers must adhere, including specific conditions on advertising to children, causing offence and social responsibility. It is regularly reviewed and updated by the industry to ensure it remains effective, and proposed changes to the Code are routinely subject to public consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Code includes rules designed to ensure that advertisers do not mislead consumers, reflecting that the ASA is recognised by the government, the courts and Trading Standards as the ‘established means’ for the enforcement of misleading advertising legislation. On the specific issue of subscription traps, the Code also includes rules designed to ensure that advertising for promotions must state all significant conditions likely to affect a consumer’s decision to participate in the promotion. The ASA has also published guidance to advertisers on how to ensure that advertising of free trials and other promotional offer subscription models are compliant with the Code.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-22T14:55:50.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:55:50.653Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
1143417
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Subscriptions: Misrepresentation remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking with the Advertising Standards Authority to ensure subscription services do not mislead consumers into signing up for their services when they make a purchase through a website. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk more like this
uin 284942 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:32:16.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:32:16.77Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this