HC Deb 05 April 1910 vol 16 cc218-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he was aware that it is a constant practice on the part of certain woollen manufacturers to offer articles of wear labelled Shetland and Real Shetland, using the word ostensibly to mean grey, but practically to obtain the extra price which a customer might pay believing he was getting articles containing the special attributes and advantages of real Shetland goods; and if he would, after due warning, institute proceedings against such offenders?


If the hon. Member is in a position to submit evidence as to the existence of this practice in a specific case constituting an offence under the Merchandise Marks Act, I shall be happy to consider it with a view to being advised as to whether the circumstances are such as to justify an official prosecution.