HC Deb 09 December 1985 vol 88 c438W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to seek to strengthen the antidumping legislation and the law relating to counterfeiting clothing and textiles; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Howard

Anti-dumping legislation is a matter of Community competence and there are no present plans to strengthen it. As to counterfeiting, we are considering a proposal for general reform of the United Kingdom law made by the anti-counterfeiting group which represents a range of industries. The Government are also working both within the Community and in the GATT to improve measures restricting trade in counterfeit goods.