§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Minister for Trade if he is satisfied with the operation, enforcement and effectiveness of the new regulations relating to both fibre content and origin labelling in goods.
§ Dr. Vaughan
It is too soon to draw firm conclusions on the operation of the origin marking Order, which has been in force for less than a year. I am keeping its effectiveness under careful review in consultation with the trading standards service. The operation of the fibre content regulations is a matter for my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Industry.