§ Mr. John Garrett
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will introduce regulations governing the marking of the country of origin of imported footwear.
Mr. Alan Williams
The Trade Descriptions Act 1972 already requires origin marking for all imported goods to which a United Kingdom name or mark is applied. It is also an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 to give a false or misleading indication of the place of manufacture of goods. Consumers should thus be adequately protected against misleading indications of origin on imported goods.