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Shoes (Imports)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 29 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she is satisfied with the operation of the Trade Descriptions Act in view of the widespread practice of stamping imported shoes with the names of British firms; and if she will make a statement.

The Trade Descriptions Act 1972 requires origin marking for all imported goods to which a United Kingdom name or mark is applied. Any evidence that the Act is being contravened should be brought to the attention of local weights and measures authorities who enforce the Act.