HC Deb 25 May 1971 vol 818 c107W
72. Sir G. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he intends to make an order under the Trade Descriptions Act making it compulsory for footwear on sale to be marked with its country of origin.

Mr. Ridley

I am not satisfied that the arguments which have been advanced justify such an order. I would refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Mr. J. H. Osborn) yesterday.