HC Deb 13 March 1911 vol 22 cc1860-1

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the unanimous recommendation of the committee appointed to inquire into the question of the danger arising from the use of flannelette as an article of clothing, he will amend the Merchandise Marks Act, 1887, by adding a provision making it penal to describe and offer for sale as uninflammable material which will not stand certain reasonable prescribed tests?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)

I am advised by the Board of Trade that this matter could not properly be dealt with by an amendment of the Merchandise Marks Act, and, as I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for the South-East Division of Lancashire on the 1st instant, I fear there is no prospect of any legislation in the matter during the present Session.