HC Deb 13 November 1919 vol 121 cc496-7
43. Brigadier-General CROFT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Trade Marks Act has been suspended with regard to German goods; and whether it is possible for any goods of German origin to enter this country without a clear indication of their country of origin?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Auckland Geddes)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I may, however, point out that even if the Trade Marks Act were suspended it would have no effect on the marking of German goods as such.

With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given to the hon. Members for Portsmouth and South Hackney on the 27th October last. I am sending a copy of the Memorandum issued by the Commissioners of Customs referred to in that answer to the hon. and gallant Member.