HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 cc2886-7
32. Mr. BOLAND

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to two recent prosecutions in Glasgow where it was shown that the tradesmen used labels in the windows as follows: "Fresh supplies daily of genuine Irish produce and Irish eggs shipped direct"; and that so-called Irish eggs were sold to a customer at 1s. 3d. and 1s. 6d. per dozen, although at the date of the offence the lowest price for Irish eggs was 2s. 6d. per dozen; and whether, in view of the fact that it was proved that the eggs were of Canadian origin, further steps will be taken to stop a system of trading which is spoiling the market for the genuine Irish product?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

My attention has not been specially drawn to the cases mentioned. As I stated in answer to a question by my hon. Friend on 11th April, prosecutions are instituted under the Merchandise Marks Act to deal with such cases.


Can the right hon. Gentleman arrange during the Recess to examine into this matter for himself?


No. I have much more important work to do.