HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 cc222-3W
76. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the marking "Made in Scotland" is accepted by his Department for all goods manufactured in Scotland both for export and the home market.

Mr. Belcher

In this country the law permits goods made wholly in Scotland to be so marked, but does not require it. The question whether such a marking is accepted by the Board of Trade does not, therefore, arise. Where such goods are sent overseas they may be voluntarily marked with the country of manufacture, or may be required to be so marked by the laws of the importing country. In such cases it is for the importing country to decide whether "Made in Scotland" is an appropriate description. I understand that Canada, Australia, and U.S.A. accept the description "Made in Scotland" for goods genuinely entitled to it.