§ 12. Mr. Raphael Tuck
asked the Secretary of state for Trade and Industry if he will seek powers to compel importers of goods into Great Britain to affix labels thereon stating the specific country of origin.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
My right hon. Friend already has power to require goods to be marked with information about their origin, with information about their origin, under the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968.
§ Mr. Grant
The advice I can give to the hon. Gentleman is that;under the Trade Descriptions Act he is entitled to ask the shopkeeper the origin of his wares, and if he is given an incorrect answer the shopkeeper can be prosecuted for misdescription.