Origin Marking

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to assess the effect of labelling the country of manufacture or origin on products on the retailing of such products.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not make assessments or collect commercial data on retail sales of individual product lines, or products with certain characteristics such as origin labelling. We consider this a commercial decision for the retailers concerned.

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