HC Deb 23 June 1931 vol 254 c204
12. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to require all foreign tinned provisions to have stamped on the lid of the tin the name of the country of origin in order to obviate the ease with which paper labels are washed off?


A general requirement of this character could only be imposed by an Order-in-Council under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, and no application for such an Order has been made by the parties interested. If the suggestion is that imported tinned foodstuffs are being sold under a British name or trade mark without a qualifying indication of origin and the hon. and gallant Member cares to furnish me with particulars of cases which he has in mind, I shall be glad to arrange for the matter to be investigated.