HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc974-5W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the statement made by the Governor of Hong Kong at a meeting of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, in reply to a proposal by the Hon. Mr. P. H. Holyoak, a member of the Council, that it was expedient that all trade marks belonging to alien enemies and now on the register should be expunged, that the proposer was asking the Council to oppose the policy of His Majesty's Government, and that such a proposition would be inevitably vetoed; and whether this official action has the support of the Government?

Major HUNT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether 100 alien enemy trade marks have been renewed at Hong Kong; and whether the Governor refused to have them expunged because this would be vetoed by the Imperial Government?


The answer is in the affirmative. The action taken in Hong Kong is in accordance with the general policy adopted here.