§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he can give the House any information as to the probability of legislation in the British Colonies on the lines of the Act passed last year in the United Kingdom, under the title of the Merchandize Marks Act, for the protection of honest trading?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Since the date of my last answer in the House on this subject, some further replies have been received from the Colonies. As the matter now stands, 16 Colonies have not yet replied; 14 have promised legislation; three others have introduced it; and in two others—namely, the Straits and St. Helena—Ordinances have been passed and are now in force,