HC Deb 22 May 1874 vol 219 c701

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he proposes to introduce this Session the Bill prepared and brought into the last Parliament by the Board of Trade for the Registration of Trade Marks; and, if he does not intend to re-introduce that Bill, whether he will render any assistance to a private Member to carry a similar Bill during this Session?


Sir, I have no intention of re-introducing this Session the Bill brought in by my Predecessor last year. It received very little encouragement in this House and was withdrawn, as also a similar Bill three years before. The Bill of last year embodied the views of the Board of Trade on the subject, and those which I entertain myself. As to promising to assist a private Member to carry a similar Bill, I should wish to see the Bill first, before I give any opinion on the subject.