HC Deb 15 December 1955 vol 547 c1383
38. Miss Burton

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is in a position to make a statement concerning the evidence sent to him on 25th November last by the hon. Member for Coventry, South, dealing with exaggerated claims in relation to ironing made by some manufacturers for certain cotton fabrics; and if he will take action under Section 2 (1) (d), reference Section 3 (1) (ab) of the Merchandise Marks Acts to ensure that these claims are stopped.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I am studying the information which the hon. Lady has sent me and hope to write to her soon.

Miss Burton

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if, in addition to studying that letter from the Wakefield Shirt Company, he has felt able to make inquiries of the Textile Trades Finishing Association and the Retail Trading Standards Association on this matter?

Mr. Thorneycroft

I am making such inquiries in order to supplement the information given by the hon. Lady.