HC Deb 14 July 1970 vol 803 cc199-200W
Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is his policy regarding the present British hallmarking arrangements; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Grant

We recognise the need to revise the present law. Consultations are continuing on the details which would need to be incorporated in a reforming Bill based on compulsory hallmarking of gold, silver and platinum wares.