HC Deb 09 March 1937 vol 321 c964
66. Sir Frank Sanderson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that foreign imports of greeting cards and picture postcards into this country need not be marked with the country of origin and that, in view of the fact that, to conform with the requirements of the Dominions, it is the practice of the trade in this country to mark all their greeting cards "Made in England," producers here are placed at a disadvantage with the foreign producer; and will he take steps to have foreign imports of greeting cards into this country marked with the country of origin?

Mr. Runciman

The United Kingdom manufacturers have made an application under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, for the marking of imported picture and greeting postcards. In accordance with the procedure laid down in the Act this application has been referred to the Merchandise Marks Committee which will hold a public inquiry on 22nd March.