§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to a Report by the United States' Consul Reid, of Dublin, published in the Grocer, of the 11th April, in which it is stated that—One of the chief pork-packing concerns in Limerick buys great quantities of American hams in the cured state, smokes them, and impresses its own brand upon them,63 and sells them at a price a trifle below what it asks for its own goods; whether impressing an Irish brand on American hams is an infringement of the Merchandise Marks Act; and if, in the interest of the Irish trade, he will cause inquiry to be made as to whether any such practice, as alleged, is carried on?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN,) Dublin University
The Government have no information whatever that confirms the statement referred to in the question.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
Has the American Consul been asked upon what grounds he made the statement?