HC Deb 30 November 1931 vol 260 cc757-8
50. Lieut.-Colonel GAULT

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in order to help the Buy British movement, he will extend the Merchandise Marks Act of 1926 to include all agricultural produce offered for sale, so that the consumer may be assured that he is buying British?


It is already provided in the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, that any substantial interests, such as producers, traders or consumers, may apply for an Order-in-Council requiring the marking of any class or description of imported goods with an indication of origin.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is grave dissatisfaction throughout the country regarding the application of this Order and the inability of people to know whether goods are British?


Is the Minister of Agriculture aware of the number of evasions that are constantly taking place?

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