Origin Marking

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Joan Walley Joan Walley Chair, Environmental Audit Committee, Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 8 January 2014 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department, Official Report, column 382, on mandatory origin marking, if he will place in the Library a list of the companies that have been consulted as part of the study of country of origin marking.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

329 organisations and companies were contacted and 45 interviews were conducted by the research company carrying out the study on the impact of compulsory country of origin marking on behalf of the Department. Respondents were asked for permission for their name to be included in the final report, but only 12 did so. We have asked the research company to contact all of those respondents that indicated that they were content to have their name included in the final report to seek their permission to make it public now. A list of those respondents who indicate that they are content to be identified in this way will be placed in the Library of the House.

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