HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 c85W
10. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the growing practice of shirt manufacturers falsely labelling men's shirts as Bri-nylon, pricing them at high prices and then pretending to sell at greatly reduced prices; and whether he will take action to protect the public from these practices.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

From 30th November, the Trade Description Act, 1968 will be enforced by local weights and measures authorities. Among other things it prohibits false trade descriptions as to the composition of goods or as to the person by whom the goods were manufactured, and certain false price comparisons. These arrangements should provide valuable protection for the public.