HC Deb 26 April 1967 vol 745 c1588
23. Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to change the mark "Empire Made" to some more precise mark of origin, such as "Made in Hong Kong".

Mr. Jay

The Protection of Consumers (Trade Descriptions) Bill, which I shall introduce as soon as possible, would provide powers to require any goods to be marked with the name of the country of origin.

Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

I am obliged for that Answer. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this reform is as much the desire of Hong Kong as of Lancashire and that most of the textile goods from Hong Kong now go to the United States, where this requirement is necessary in any case? Is he aware that his Answer will give great satisfaction in all parts of the House?