HC Deb 16 May 1969 vol 783 cc291-2W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the President of the Board of Trade, (1) if he will make Orders unders the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, providing that any trade name for a solid fuel means a classification of fuel intended for specific purpose and that it becomes a trade description under the Act, and also for the definition of meaning of terms used in the sale of solid fuels such as nuts, doubles, cobbles and the quality group numbers of the National Coal Board;

(2) if he will make an Order under the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, providing for specific quality in formation concerning the fuels to be declared in advertisements of the fuels and on containers of the fuels.

Mr. Dell

We are advised that out powers under Section 7 of the Trade Descriptions Act cannot be used to attach particular meanings to words used as registered trade marks.

As regards the other suggestions made by my hon. Friend, we are looking into these and will write to him when our inquiries have been completed.