HC Deb 06 May 1886 vol 305 c365
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If Her Majesty's Government propose to provide by Law for the marking of all British-made goods, in accordance with the suggestion of the Master Cutler of Sheffield to the Royal Commission on Trade and Industry, and to prohibit the sale of articles bearing false or misleading names and marks; and, in such case, if he can fix the date upon which he will introduce a Bill of such consequence to British manufacturers and workmen?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. MUNDELLA) (Sheffield, Brightside)

We had prepared a measure before Easter for the amendment of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1862; but, after conferring with our Representatives at the International Conference at Rome, including the Master Cutler, it was deemed advisable not to introduce a measure until after the Conference had completed its labours.