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Environmentally Friendly Goods

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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25.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take action to prevent firms misrepresenting goods as environmentally friendly.

87.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take action to prevent firms misrepresenting goods as environmentally friendly.

On 9 January in response to a question on environmental labelling, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment said that we would be looking at the possibility of a code of practice on environmental claims and of amending the provisions of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. My Department went to consultation on 10 January inviting the views of consultees on the most appropriate measures which might be taken to control environmental claims.The representations received during the consultations are still under consideration.