HC Deb 01 July 1965 vol 715 c121W
61. Sir B. Janner

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the legislation which he has in preparation to replace the Merchandise Marks Act will include the question of false or misleading statements in connection with the labelling of all beverages including soft drinks, beer, wines and spirits.

Mr. Darling

It is already an offence under both the Merchandise Marks Acts and the Food and Drugs Act, 1955, to make certain false or misleading statements as to beverages. The new legislation which my right hon. Friend is preparing would extend the scope of the prohibition.