§ 27. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a letter from the Drapers' Chamber of Trade of the United Kingdom, outlining their objections to the proposed Merchandise Marks (Imported Goods) Bill; and what action he proposes to take in view of the objections put forward by this body of British traders?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Burton Chadwick)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to await the Debate on the Bill.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is the hon. Gentleman going on with this very unpopular Bill in view of the opposition to it?
§ 45. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Prime Minister when the Second Reading of the Merchandise Marks Bill will be taken?
§ 46. Major Sir GRANVILLE WHELER
asked the Prime Minister if he can state the day on which the Merchandise Marks Bil will be given a Second Reading?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
The Prime Minister is not yet in a position to add to the reply eyes of agriculturists, and can he not find Monday last.
§ Sir G. WHELER
May I call the attention of the right hon. Gentleman to the fact that this Bill is very much in the eyes of agriculturists, and can he not find time for it.
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The Prime Minister in his answer on Monday last said that the Government desired to obtain the Second Reading of this Bill as early as possible. I am afraid I cannot on behalf of the Prime Minister say anything further to-day than that.