HC Deb 25 November 1986 vol 106 cc239-40W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the value of goods in each of the last five years seized by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise as being counterfeit.

Mr. Lawson

[pursuant to the reply, 24 November 1986]: The value of goods seized by Her Majesty's Custom and Excise under section 17 of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 as being counterfeit in each of the last five years was as follows:

1981 Nil
1982 30,549
1983 6,000
1984 Nil
1985 Nil

Customs have also seized considerable quantities of goods under section 16 of the Trade Descriptions Act, which prohibits the importation of goods bearing a false indication of the country of manufacture. Some of these goods have also been counterfeit, but the records available do not indicate which.