§ 68. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that quantities of foreign margarine are being imported and sold under English designations; that, for instance, the Home Flag brand, adorned with the Union Jack, is manufactured by Messrs. Blumenthal and Kirchoven in Holland; whether the Ensign brand, flying the British naval flag, is also manufactured in Holland, and that both these brands are sold here without any intimation of their foreign origin; and whether, in view of the necessity of stopping unnecessary imports, something will be done to at least enable the public to know and distinguish between foreign and English-made margarine?
If the hon. Gentleman will send me specimens of the labels or descriptions under which these brands are imported into the United Kingdom, I will consult the Commissioners of Customs and Excise with a view to ascertaining whether they are imported in contravention of Section 16 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1887.