§ 8. Mr. WARDLAW-MILNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that certain Eastern markets are being supplied with sail-makers' needles made in Japan and marked with the name of a well-known firm of needle makers of Redditch, Worcestershire, labels being attached stating that the needles are manufactured by the firm in question in England, and that, as a consequence of this practice, loss is being caused to the manufacturers and work- 1208 people employed in the needle industry in Worcestershire; and will he take action, by representation to the Government of Japan, to put a stop to this imitation of business names and labels which is at present going on?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
The case to which my hon. Friend is referring was brought to the notice of the Redditch firm concerned by the Department of Overseas Trade. I am in communication with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in regard to the case.