HC Deb 15 February 1971 vol 811 c354W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish a recommended definition of waterproof for use by footwear manufacturers; and if he will take steps to advise consumers of the variations in the standards presently acceptable in the trade as being waterproof.

Mr. Ridley

No. It is for the industry to set its own standards of quality, and for shoppers to make their needs known when buying. I have no reason to suppose that the description "waterproof" is being wrongly applied, or that its misuse could not be dealt with under the Trade Descriptions Act.

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