HC Deb 21 March 1972 vol 833 cc304-5W
Mr. Lamond

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make an order under Section 8 of the 1968 Trade Descriptions Act, requiring imported textiles to bear an indication of their country of origin.

Mr. Ridley

I am still considering applications for origin marking orders in respect of various textile goods. The first priority, however, is to deal with potentially deceptive marking on the lines envisaged in the Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, South-East (Mr. Peel).