HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc2143-4
35. Mr. Janner

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is satisfied that the terms and definitions, both for wool cloths and for cloths made from a mixture of wool and fibre recently issued by the British Standards Institution, are being fully used by those concerned.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I understand that there is evidence that the recently published "Glossary of Wool Terms" is already being actively used in the trade, but it will, naturally, be some little time before the full extent of its use becomes apparent in retail business.

Mr. Janner

In view of the clear terms in which these definitions have been given, and in order to protect the public, is the Minister prepared to do anything about publicising these much more widely?

Mr. Thorneycroft

I believe that these terms are fully publicised by the British Standards Institution in the trade concerned.