§ MR. G. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that packages and baskets of margarine are frequently imported with only a detachable tin or parchment label to designate their contents; and whether that is in conformity with Section 6 of the Margarine Act, which enacts that every package containing margarine shall be branded and durably marked; if not, will he instruct the Customs Authorities to detain any parcels of margarine that do not conform to the provisions of the Margarine Act, 1887?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
The Board of Customs are advised that the Margarine Act, 1887, imposes no duty on their officers with regard to importations of margarine marked in the manner decribed in the question. Their powers are limited to the taking of samples under Section 8 of the Act.