HC Deb 01 December 1980 vol 995 c15W
43. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what steps are taken to ensure that products stated to be "All British Made Products" are in fact made in the United Kingdom; and what proposals he has to strengthen the law with regard to such advertisements.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

False or misleading indications of national origin, both on goods and in advertisements, are prohibited under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. I see no need at present to amend these requirements, the enforcement of which is a matter for local authority trading standards departments.

1975=100 OTS basis
Export volume indices (S A) Export unit value indices (NSA)
Consumer Intermediate Capital Consumer Intermediate Capital
Second quarter 1980 106 120 102 182 198 187
Third quarter 1980 100 115 101 195 207 193
October 1980 84 124 97 196 207 196