HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 c330W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will bring forward proposals to place a legal obligation upon companies not to mislead consumers about their environmental performance on packaging.

Mr. McLoughlin

I have been asked to reply.

Most environmental claims are already within the scope of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. We intend to amend the Act in a number of respects as soon as parliamentary time permits, and have made it clear that environmental claims will be addressed.