HC Deb 26 March 1973 vol 853 c218W
50. Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent research he has undertaken for the purposes of protecting the consumer to ensure the validity of claims that enzymes contained in washing powder remove stains; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Emery

None. It would be quite impracticable for me to check every claim made by a manufacturer for his goods and I am under no obligation to do so. It is an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 to apply a false or misleading trade description to any goods, and anyone who does so is liable to be prosecuted by the local weights and measures authorities who enforce this Act.