HL Deb 25 January 1966 vol 272 c10

My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to replace the Merchandise Marks Acts 1887 to 1953 by fresh provisions prohibiting misdescriptions of goods, services, accommodation and facilities provided in the course of trade; to prohibit false or misleading indications as to the price of goods; to confer power to require information or instructions relating to goods to be marked on or to accompany the goods or to be included in advertisements; to prohibit the unauthorised use of devices or emblems signifying royal awards; to enable the Parliament of Northern Ireland to make laws relating to merchandise marks; and for purposes connected with these matters. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1.—(Lord Rhodes.)

On Question, Bill read 1, and to be printed.