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Origin Marking

Volume 827: debated on Friday 3 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has yet reached a decision on the matter of origin marking, particularly with regard to footware, so far as protection against deceit is concerned.

I believe that the Bill which my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, South-East (Mr. Peel) has introduced will provide an effective answer to the possible need for stronger general safeguards against the consumer being misled into thinking that imported goods are British. If so, I have already said that we will support it.