§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce a measure requiring packets of potato crisps to be marked with the weight of the contents.
§ Mr. Howard
Article 14(3)(h) of the Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Miscellaneous Foods) Order 1984 already requires packets of potato crisps (and other similar snack food products) weighing 1 oz (approximately 28.5g) or more to be marked with the net weight of the contents. From 1 July 1989 this lower limit is being reduced to 25g.