JurisdictionGrampian Regional Council
Person NameGrampian Regional Council; Consumer Protection Department; 1975-1996
ActivityThe primary function of Grampian Consumer Protection Department was to ensure the principle of fair trading and to protect the interests of shoppers and traders. The department was concerned with the accuracy of weighing and measuring equipment, the inspection and sampling of commodities and foodstuffs, and consumer complaints. Other areas of responsibility were fair pricing, the safety of various products, and the proper storage and conveyancing of dangerous or harmful materials. Regional councils in Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65). A two-tier system of local government was instituted with regional councils responsible for functions including social work, education, electoral registration, roads, valuation and rating, water and sewerage, police and fire. Regional councils were elected in 1974 and acted as shadow authorities until May 1975, when they assumed full powers. Regional, islands and district councils were abolished by the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39). They were replaced in 1996 by a single-tier local government structure.
Corporate NameConsumer Protection Department
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