HC Deb 14 June 1888 vol 327 c106
MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether Section 3, Sub-section 2, of "The Merchandize Marks Act, 1887," is intended to apply to domestic as well as to foreign manufacturers; and, whether, under Section 2, a man would be liable to imprisonment who sold goods of British manufacture, bearing his name, but not actually manufactured by him?


, in reply, said: The hon. Member asks me to place an interpretation on an Act of Parliament. I have no power to do so. I am not, however, aware of any such limitation of the application of Sub-section 2 of Section 3 of the Merchandize Marks Act as he alludes to in the first part of his Question. With reference to the second part, I would call the hon. Member's attention to the words "or merchandize" in the last line of the subsection, which were, I understand, inserted to meet the contingency referred to.