HC Deb 06 March 1984 vol 55 c510W
Mr. Cohn Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the law relating to the criteria manufactured foods have to fulfil before they can be correctly labelled "Made in Britain"; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

For the purposes of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, manufactured foodstuffs and other goods are deemed to have been manufactured or produced in the country in which they last underwent a treatment or process resulting in a substantial change. I have no plans to change this rule, which provides a generally satisfactory basis for the determination of origin.