HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c364W
29. Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is satisfied with the definition of "Made in Britain" under the Trade Descriptions Act; and if not, what alterations are being considered.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

The country of origin of goods is deemed for the purposes of the Trade Descriptions Acts 1968 and 1972 to be that in which they last underwent a treatment or process resulting in a substantial change. I am not proposing any amendments to that general origin determination provision. But, should there be a doubt as to whether a treatment or process does or does not result in a substantial change, my right hon. Friend does have powers to clarify the position by an order under section 36(2) of the 1968 Act.