HC Deb 07 June 1888 vol 326 cc1390-1
MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, What action is being taken by the Indian Government with respect to the adoption of the Merchandize Marks Acts; and whether, having regard to the fact that falsely marked goods, which are precluded from shipment in British vessels, are being shipped to India from foreign ports, in foreign bottoms, her Majesty's Government will press upon the Government of India the duty and expediency of prompt action in this matter?


The action taken by the Government of India has been to consult the Local Governments and Administrations, which is the first step in Indian legislation. A Bill has also been introduced to make the British yard, foot, and inch legal standards in India. The attention of the Government of India will be called to the allegation that falsely marked goods are being shipped to India from foreign ports in foreign bottoms.