HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c400W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to ensure that the consumer is not misled about the place of origin of apples, bacon, beef, butter, currants, eggs, ham, honey, lamb, margarine, mutton, pork, poultry, salmon, salt, tomatoes and veal.

Mr. Ridley

My hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, South-East (Mr. Peel) has announced proposals to make more specific the provisions of the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, in this respect. And I intend, as I have announced earlier, to make origin marking orders for most of the foods referred to in the Question, to help consumers to deduce their differing characteristics.