HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 c1368

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to state the result of his inquiries into the facts alleged in the Nice Vice-Consular Reports as to the sale of counterfeit Irish lace in Nice; and what steps he proposes to take in order to safeguard the interests of this' Irish industry.


A report has been received showing that imitation Irish lace has been manufactured for several years at St. Gall and in Plauen, but I am still awaiting more definite information as to the description under which this imitation lace is sold in Nice.