§ MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that, by Clauses 15 and 16 of Customs General Order, 26th February, 1900, empty boxes, printed with English wording and manufactured abroad, are imported as coverings, and are not obliged to boar upon them any indication as to their place of origin; and whether, inasmuch as these boxes are complete in themselves, he will cause instructions to be issued so that such boxes shall be treated as manufactured articles to which The Merchandise Marks Act, 1887, is applicable.
§ (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I have nothing to add at present to my Answer of the 15th instant on this subject. †