HC Deb 05 March 1891 vol 351 cc259-60

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether after the evidence that has been given at the hearing of the recent prosecutions against Messrs. Topping and Walkington, Belfast, concerning the misleading description that is branded upon American lard, to the effect that such lard is sold in England as Irish, the Attorney General for England will direct the police to enforce in Bristol, and in the other English towns in which this lard is sold, the provisions of "The Merchandise Marks Act, 1887?"


Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will allow me to answer this question. I have not seen the evidence, but I will communicate with the Attorney General for Ireland, and if I find that the evidence is sufficient to warrant a prosecution I will take that step.