Goods (Kite Mark)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th October 1952.

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Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth 12:00 am, 30th October 1952

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to goods formerly included in the Utility scheme. In this field the Kite mark of the British Standards Institution can now be applied to domestic bedding and will soon, I hope, apply to safety boots and shoes for miners and other industrial workers, and woollen berets. Preparations are also being made as rapidly as possible to apply the mark to a wide variety of textile goods. In addition, the Kite mark already applies to a number of commodities outside the former Utility scheme.