HC Deb 11 March 1887 vol 312 c39
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If, with a view to expediting legislation to restrain the fraudulent marking of merchandise, he will grant facilities for the strictly formal Second Reading of the Merchandise Marks Act (1862) Amendment Bill and the Merchandise (Fraudulent Marks) Bill, and assent to their being referred to a Select Committee, with power to take evidence, together with the proposed Merchandise Marks Acts Consolidation Bill?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

If the House will adopt the course suggested by my hon. Friend I shall be exceedingly glad to afford all the facilities in my power, on the understanding that opportunity will be afforded for discussion on a later stage of the measure.