HC Deb 20 October 1975 vol 898 c86W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will seek powers to enable him to ban the importation into, and the sale in, the United Kingdom, of garments which are described by names which can give offence on religious grounds.

Mr. Deakins

Wide powers already exist to control imports of any goods. But the Question raises a matter with wide implications not confined to trade. In the circumstances I think it would be best if my hon. Friend wrote to me in more detail.