HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 cc73-4W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many cases were investigated this year by his Department of imported goods bearing fraudulent labels; and what actions were taken as a result.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

False and misleading trade descriptions are prohibited under the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, which is enforced by local authority trading standard departments. Cases of the kind my hon. Friend has in mind are not separately identifiable in the statistics available centrally on the application of the Act.

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