HC Deb 28 February 1921 vol 138 cc1385-6
6. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to any recent infringements, and, if so, by whom, of the Merchandise Marks Act?


It is open to any person to prosecute under the Merchandise Marks Acts without reference to the Board of Trade, and I have no complete record of such prosecutions. Prosecutions of the Staines Kitchen Equipment Company and S. H. Fernley were conducted by the Board during the last 12 months, both of which were successful. Certain further cases are at present under consideration with a view to prosecution by the Board if the necessary evidence is obtained.


Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to any recent infringements of the Act, and, if so, what action does he contemplate taking?


No, my attention has not been specially drawn to any recent infringements, except those which, as I say, are being investigated at the present time.