HC Deb 09 December 1931 vol 260 c1856

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the misleading labels on tinned Siberian and Japanese salmon sold to the public by a prominent British firm whose name is printed in large letters on the label under the words fresh salmon in still larger type, and beneath the name the words London, England, while in small type at the side of the tin in a position not readily noticed are the words foreign produce; and whether steps will be taken by the Government to see that the words foreign produce, and particulars of the country of origin, are put clearly on such tins?


My hon. Friend has furnished me with particulars of the case to which he refers. I am making inquiries, and will communicate with him later.


May I present the President of the Board of Trade with one of these tins? Does he not recognise the urgency of this matter, and also that the House would be prepared to pass a Bill to deal with it in one sitting?


I am sure my right hon. Friend will be highly gratified to receive the sample from the hon. Member. He is so well aware of the urgency of the matter that he has offered to look into it.