HC Deb 30 March 1981 vol 2 c4W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what evidence has been put to him on the sale of unapproved compression fittings illegally stamped with the official number of the British Standards Institution and manufactured in Italy; what steps he proposes to take to end these sales; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

False or misleading indications that goods conform to an established standard are prohibited under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. Enforcement of the Act's requirements is primarily the responsibility of local authority trading standards departments; but I will look into the matter raised by the hon. Member if he will send me further details.