§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of resources his Department is currently committing to the promotion of multilingual product labelling in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Forth
[holding answer 12 December 1989]: It is vital for products to be labelled in a language which the customer understands, and this message forms part of my Department's general single market campaign. However, there are no departmental resources devoted specifically to multilingual product labelling: the costs of such labelling should properly be borne by United Kingdom firms themselves.