HC Deb 20 November 1972 vol 846 cc304-5W
69. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many marking orders have been made to date to ensure that imported food is marked with the country of origin; how many imported foods will be covered by Common Market marking regulations; and how many imported foods remain uncovered by either marking orders or European Economic Community regulations.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

An origin marking order for eggs under the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, was made on 7th July, 1972, and there are origin marking requirements in the EEC Egg Marketing Regulations and Horticultural Grading Regulations. In addition, the Trade Descriptions Act, 1972, provides for the origin marking of all imported goods including food if a United Kingdom mark has been applied.

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