HC Deb 27 August 1895 vol 36 c907

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether, in order to prevent foreign paper being sold as English, he will initiate legislation under which every sheet of foreign paper shall have a water-mark of origin, and each roll of foreign paper be similarly marked every square yard.


As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, the Select Committee of 1890 reported against the compulsory marking of all goods with the indication of origin. As at present advised, I am not prepared to depart from the position taken up by the Committee.