Jewellery: Hallmarking

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the impact of the EU's decision to not recognise British hallmarking on (a) smiths and (b) jewellers.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues and with his EU counterparts on the EU's decision on British metal hallmarking.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

The Department continues to work with the British Hallmarking Council, the jewellery trade, and the International Hallmarking Convention to ensure that UK-hallmarked items can be sold internationally without facing technical barriers to trade.

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