HC Deb 14 February 1862 vol 165 c274

said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he proposed to refer the Bill on the subject of trade marks, which he had promised last Session, to a Select Committee or to introduce it himself.


said, it was understood at the close of the last Session of Parliament that, from the difficulty of the subject, it would be desirable to refer any measure that might be introduced to a Select Committee. The Government had prepared a Bill, and were quite willing that it should go to a Select Committee; but the hon. and learned Member for Sheffield was desirous of submitting his view, in the form of a Bill, to the House. The Government, therefore, saw no objection to refer both measures to the same Committee.