HC Deb 28 May 1894 vol 24 cc1413-4

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the steamship Cordelia, owned by Messes. Kilner and Sons, of Portmadoc, has recently arrived in the Thames from Hamburg, and discharged into barges at King's Stairs, Rotherhithe, several tons of bottles made in Germany by Messrs. Lewn and Newman, of Hamburg, but having no indication upon them of their foreign origin; instead of which are the English words, on one side of the bottles, "R. White," and on the other side,"¼d. deposit charged on this bottle," evidently meant to convey the idea that these bottles were of British manufacture; and what steps do the Government propose taking to prevent this breach of the law continuing to the injury of our British workmen?


The Commissioners of Customs state that the marks on the bottles refer to the British-made mineral waters to be subsequently placed in them, and not to the bottles themselves, and that there is not, therefore, any offence against the law.