HC Deb 16 April 1888 vol 324 cc1316-7
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whe- ther it is the case that large amounts of American bacon and ham are imported and sold as Wiltshire and Cumberland; and, whether the Merchandize Trade Marks Act will cover these cases?


I must refer the hon. Member to an answer which I recently gave to the hon. and gallant Member for the Wirral Division of Cheshire (Captain Cotton), and repeat that, though I cannot give an authoritative opinion, I believe that the sale of foreign meat as English meat when English meat is demanded is an offence under Section 6 of the Salo of Food and Drugs Act, 1875.