HC Deb 17 May 1960 vol 623 c1072
8. Mrs. McLaughlin

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made with regard to grading and accurate labelling of carpets.

Mr. Maudling

I am informed that the British Standards Institution hopes to be able to issue before long an agreed recommendation for the informative labelling of carpets, and that proposals for a grading system are being pursued by the Institution.

Mrs. McLaughlin

May I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply? It is very important, since the breakdown of retail price maintenance, that the grading of carpets should be well and truly understood by the public. I thank my right hon. Friend for his interest in this matter.

Mr. Maudling

I think the B.S.I. is doing a very good job in connection with this, as it is on so many other jobs.