HC Deb 06 March 1928 vol 161 c210

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that picture postcards, executed in 50 different designs, with English texts, are being supplied by German manufacturers to stationers in Great Britain at the price of 2s. 6d. per gross; that the cards bear an imprint of a London firm as publisher but no imprint of the country of origin; and whether the merchandise marks legislation promised by the Government will contain provisions to stop the importation of unmarked goods of this description?


My attention has been drawn to an offer by a German firm to supply such postcards, the importation of which, if they are correctly described in the question, is prohibited under the existing Merchandise Marks Acts. I am informed that the Commissioners of Customs and Excise are bringing the matter to the notice of Customs officers throughout the country with a view to action being taken should any attempt be made to import cards of the description in question.