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Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will issue a labelling order to ensure that fur on sale is easily identifiable by the consumer. (108952)

The Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) Regulations 1986 (as amended) require that all textile products bear an accurate indication of their fibre content and that the indication should consist only of EU permitted generic names for the fibres.

In general, manufacturers who label their products must provide accurate information to consumers about a product regardless of whether it has been labelled voluntarily or through mandatory obligations, and action can be taken to prevent misleading labelling under the Trade Description Act 1968.