§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many prosecutions there have been for offences relating to the improper use of fibre content labels since the introduction of the new regulations.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The enforcement of the Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) Regulations 1973 is the responsibility of local authority trading standards departments. There are no comprehensive statistics available covering the whole period since the regulations came into operation in January 1976, but I am aware of some 90 prosecutions for offences under the regulations since 1978.