HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 c1301W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the intention of the Government with regard to the Merchandise Marks Bill which it was understood he would introduce during the present Session; whether he is aware of the disappointment felt throughout the manufacturing and business community consequent upon the failure of the Bill of 1922 to become law; and whether this legislation will be introduced in the Autumn Session?

1922. First half of 1923.
Delivered by Germany at French Frontiers:— Metric tons. Metric tons.
Coal 4,247,483 643,372
Coke 4,338,943 722,087
Lignite Briquettes 490,299 69,477
Imported by France from Great Britain:—
Coal 13,891,483 10,683,000 (Approx.)
Coke 72,552 341,000 (Approx.)
Briquettes 151,359 81,000 (Approx.)

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