HC Deb 20 November 1956 vol 560 c1522
7. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many convictions have been obtained in the last five years under the Fabrics (Misdescription) Act, 1913.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

This information is not available for Scotland as a whole, but I understand that in the four counties of cities there has been no conviction in the past five years.

Captain Duncan

Arising from that Answer, does my hon. Friend agree that this Act has discouraged manufacturers from the manufacture of non-flammable materials because of the fear of prosecution? Will he consider abolishing the Act and producing something more modern and up-to-date?

Mr. Stewart

I believe my hon. and gallant Friend has a Question to ask the President of the Board of Trade on this matter. I think that then an effective Answer may be given.