HC Deb 18 March 1887 vol 312 cc718-9
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

asked the Secretary to the be and of Trade, What are the Regulations issued to Customs House officers as to the importation of foreign goods bearing British names or marks; and, if he will direct the greatest vigilance to be exercised at all ports in the United! Kingdom, to prevent foreign manufactured goods entering this country having any indications whatever calculated to suggest the belief that they are British made?


The Regulations in question are designed to carry out Section 2 of the Revenue Act, 1883. As regards the second part of the Question, I am informed that great vigilance is being exercised under the existing law; and the House is aware the Government has introduced a Bill, now before a Select Committee, which, if passed, will make still more stringent the Regulations.

MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)

asked, whether the hem. Gentleman was aware that these Regulations were differently administered in different ports; that in some ports the goods were impounded, while in other cases they were allowed to pass free?


said, he feared he was not sufficiently acquainted with the different Regulations to be able to answer that Question. He had, however, had some conversation with the Custom House Authorities with a view to the carrying out of the Regulations.