HC Deb 10 February 1964 vol 689 cc20-1W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development which materials are subject to regulations requiring clear labelling and identification before they can be sold; and whether he will introduce legislation which will make clear labelling of materials used in goods legally enforceable.

Mr. Heath

Several laws and regulations require the marking in a specified manner of designated goods, for example, food and drugs, seeds, fertilisers and feeding stuffs, pharmacy and poisons. I am considering the recommendation made by the Molony Committee on Consumer Protection that the Board of Trade should have power to prohibit consumer trade in designated goods unless they bear a label or are accompanied by a written statement conveying prescribed information.

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