§ MR. J. K. WINGFIELD-DIGBY (Dorset, N.)
I beg to ask the. President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that large quantities of foreign cheese are being sold for English; and whether he will take steps to extend the Trade Marks Act to include cheese, or give facilities for the passing of a short Bill to this effect?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HERBERT GARDNER,) Essex, Saffron Walden
I am aware of the statements made on the subject to which the hon. Member calls attention, and with reference to the suggestions made by him in the second paragraph of his question, I would observe that cheese clearly falls within the scope of the Merchandise Marks Acts, and that, if specific cases can be brought under my notice in which any false trade description has been applied to that commodity, I should be glad to consider whether the circumstances call for the institution of proceedings by the Board of Agriculture under the Act of last Session.