HC Deb 25 July 1939 vol 350 c1218
3. Mr. Hannah

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that finest Australian Japan-kind rice is being sold with the words "Foreign produce" erased, on labels displaying Japanese girls, and "Empire produce" substituted; and whether he will take action to prevent this?

Mr. Stanley

I understand that Japan-kind rice is a recognised name for a type of rice produced in Australia, Spain, and other countries. Japan-kind rice grown in Australia is properly described as "Empire produce," but if my hon. Friend would send me particulars of any case where the labels to which he refers have been applied to Japan-kind rice grown in a foreign country, I should be pleased to consider what action could be taken.

Mr. Hannah

Does my right hon. Friend know that I have here a label definitely altered, printed by the Co-operative Wholesale Society?