HC Deb 15 April 1965 vol 710 c1646
18. Mr. Peter Walker

asked the President of the Board of Trade what machinery he proposes to set up to ensure that goods are independently tested and accurately labelled.

Mr. Jay

I have nothing to add to the Answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Swindon (Mr. Francis Noel-Baker) on 4th March.

Mr. Walker

Is the President of the Board of Trade aware that in its election manifesto the Labour Party promised that all goods would be independently tested? If he does intend to introduce legislation, will he bring a White Paper outlining how he intends doing this?

Mr. Jay

As the hon. Member knows, besides the B.S.I. there are a number of independent testing houses, including laboratories. We are also preparing merchandise marks legislation which I hope will be introduced next Session.