HC Deb 16 May 1912 vol 38 cc1438-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that quantities of gloves cut and made in foreign countries are being imported into this country, the domes being then fixed to the gloves, and the said gloves being sold without bearing any stamp of the country of origin; and if he will take steps to enforce that all gloves cut abroad and imported into this country should bear the name of the country from which they are exported in such a manner as to be visible to the purchaser?


If the finished gloves do not bear any marks suggesting that they have been manufactured in this country, the absence of a statement as to the country of manufacture does not constitute a breach of the law, and I have no power to enforce such a requirement as the hon. Member suggests.