Gavin Williamson, Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire was delighted to have secured an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons Chamber. He took part in the debate on Monday 9th May on the issue of Country of Origin Labelling. He used the debate to call on the Government to introduce an indelible 'MADE IN BRITAIN' seal of approval so that manufacturers based in Britain can take even more pride in the products that they produce.
Currently there is a large amount of consumer confusion as many believe that some products are made in Britain when in fact they are made elsewhere. Few are aware that HP Sauce is made in the Netherlands or that Royal Doulton is manufactured in the Far East. Dyson build their products in Malaysia and Raleigh has moved production to the Far East as well. Gavin Williamson MP believes that there is a lot of misinformation circulating that confuses consumers and it is time that it was made easier to identify products Made in Britain.
Commenting on this Gavin said:
'Far too often businesses don't display on their products where they were actually made. It can mislead the consumer who has no idea that they were made outside of Britain. I think this is often dishonest for consumers and I think that we need to have a lot more transparency on products to show where they are made. I also believe that this will provide a real major boost to British Manufacturing as people will be able to make a decision regarding where they are buying the products from. It is vital that we do all that we can to support British Manufacturing, it won't cost anything and it will put an end to passing off goods that aren't British as British.
The Debate took place at the end of the parliamentary session on Monday 9th May and you can read what was said by clicking on the link below: