HC Deb 31 May 1894 vol 25 cc33-4

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether, under the 16th section of "The Merchandise Marks Act, 1887," which prohibits the importation of goods bearing the name or trade mark of any manufacturer, dealer, or trader in the United Kingdom, unless such name or trade mark is accompanied by a definite indication of the country in which the goods were made or produced, the Commissioners of Customs have power to admit a foreign-made article, bearing the name of a trader in the United Kingdom, unaccompanied by an indication of origin?

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL (Mr. R. T. REID,)(who replied) Dumfries

said: No, Sir; the Commissioners have no such power.