§ 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 21W goods unless they bear a label or are accompanied by a written statement conveying prescribed information.