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Product Labelling

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of resources his Department is currently committing to the promotion of multilingual product labelling in the United Kingdom.

[holding answer 12 December 1989]: It is vital for products to be labelled in a language which the customer understands, and this message forms part of my Department's general single market campaign. However, there are no departmental resources devoted specifically to multilingual product labelling: the costs of such labelling should properly be borne by United Kingdom firms themselves.