HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc626-7
71. Mr. E. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade, what action he has taken, or intends to take, in order that manufactured goods shall be clearly marked as to the origin of the goods?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. Cross)

The Merchandise Marks Acts require all imported goods to bear an indication of origin when the goods bear the name or trade mark of a manufacturer, dealer or trader, or the name of any place or district in the United Kingdom. The interests concerned can also apply for an Order in Council requiring all imported goods of any particular class or description to bear an indication of origin. In all cases the indication of origin may be the name of the country of origin or the word "Foreign" or "Empire" as the case may be.

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