HC Deb 12 March 1928 vol 214 cc1504-5

asked the Secretary to the Overseas. Trade Department if he is aware that in the Government sports exhibit at the Milan Industries Fair the Department was labelled Inghilterra, although it contained goods evidently of Scottish manufacture; and if he will take steps to substitute Made in Britain, or Great Britain, for Made in England in such cases, and instruct British Consuls and others as to the proper naming of goods and Departments at exhibitions abroad?

Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

The official description of the British Pavilion at the Milan Fair is the "Padiglione Britannico," and it was so named in a descriptive booklet prepared and issued by my Department, a copy of which I am sending to my hon. Friend. Records in the Department do not show whether the display of sports goods in the Pavilion last year was labelled "Inghilterra," but I will gladly give instructions that the point raised by my hon. Friend should be noted for the future. As my hon. Friend is aware, the terms Britain and England are often used as synonymous by foreigners who are unaware that Scotland is the predominant partner.