§ Mr. Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice he gives to British companies wishing to include a "Made in Britain" emblem on their products. 
§ Dr. Howells
[holding answer 12 June 2000]British companies are free to apply a made in Britain emblem if their products meet the definition of origin in section 36(1) of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. This states that for the purposes of the Act goods shall be deemed to have been manufactured or produced in the country in which they last underwent a treatment or process resulting in a substantial change. My Department has issued a guidance note on this aspect of the Act, copies of which have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.