HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c459W
Mr. Winnick

asked the Minister for Trade if he will seek to increase the maximum fine payable for offences against regulations relating to the marking of origin on imported goods.

Dr. Vaughan

Penalties on summary conviction under the Trade Descriptions Acts were increased in the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 to a maximum fine of £1,000. On conviction on indictment the penalties are an unlimited fine and up to two years imprisonment. I see no need at present to increase these limits.