HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1132

asked the President of the Board of Trade if articles such as gloves manufactured in a foreign country, but with buttons on them stamped with the name of an English glove manufacturer when imported into this country, satisfy the provisions of the Merchandise Marks Act if sent with a paper wrapper stamped with the country of origin round each half-dozen pairs of gloves; and, if so, will he consider the advisability of introducing legislation to amend the Merchandise Marks Act so that in future every single article manufactured in a foreign country for sale in this country must bear the stamp of the country of origin?


Under the provisions of the Merchandise Marks Act imported gloves of foreign make bearing on the glove buttons the name of any manufacturer or trader in this country are required to bear also, either on the buttons or on the gloves themselves, in conspicuous and indelible characters, a statement as to the country of manufacture of the gloves. The answer to the first part of the question is therefore in the negative.