HC Deb 06 April 1886 vol 304 cc914-5
MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Eccleshall)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill to prevent the false marking of manufactured articles, and to provide a more summary procedure in cases of false marking than is afforded by the Merchandise Marks Act of 1862; and, if so, at what date the Government propose to bring forward such a measure?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. C. T. D. ACLAND) (Cornwall, Launceston)

, who replied, said: The President has taken in hand the whole question of Trade Marks, and a Bill is in course of preparation to amend the Merchandise Marks Act of 1862, and will probably be introduced before Easter. The International question is also being dealt with.


said, that in consequence of the hon. Gentleman's answer he would postpone his own Bill on the subject until he knew what the proposals of the Government were.