§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
I have received many representations along these lines. But the practical and legal objections to such a requirement are so formidable that no action is contemplated.
§ Mr. Cryer
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action he has taken to ensure that the Government of Taiwan are aware of Her Majesty's Government's views on counterfeit marking of cloth and other items as though they are made in Great Britain; what response has been received; if he is satisfied by that response; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The Anglo-Taiwan trade committee has made representations to the Board of Foreign Trade and has been advised that action is being taken to stop these practices. I expressed the concern of the Government 75W in the House on 19 December and I will not be satisfied until United Kingdom businessmen are able to report that these practices have in fact ceased.