HC Deb 19 March 1934 vol 287 cc846-7
58. Lieut.-Commander BOWER

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of convictions during the past 12 months of persons offering for sale non-British goods as being of British origin?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I regret that the figures for which the hon. and gallant Member asks are not available, as they are not distinguished in the returns from those relating to other offences against the Merchandise Marks Acts. During 1932, which is the latest period for which the returns are complete, 353 persons were found guilty by Courts of Summary Jurisdiction of offences against those Acts.

Lieut.-Commander BOWER

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the existing machinery is adequate to deal with this class of offence?


I have no grounds to think otherwise.

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