HC Deb 10 November 1978 vol 957 cc373-4W
Mr. Molloy

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he is satisfied with the operation of the Trade Descriptions Act, in the light of the contents of products of certain jam manufacturers and the descriptions of their products on their labels.

Mr. John Fraser

The description of the contents and the labelling of jam in England and Wales are primarily matters for my right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Social Services and the Secretary of State for Wales, who, acting jointly, have the responsibility for the food and drugs legislation. If my hon. Friend considers that certain jam manufacturers are misdescribing their products, he should bring the facts to the attention of his local trading standards department, which has the duty of enforcing this legislation.