HC Deb 09 May 1929 vol 227 cc2360-2W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give a list of all the successful and unsuccessful applications made under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, as far as his Department is concerned?


The successful applications for Marking Orders under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, have been in respect of the following imported goods:

  1. (1) Fresh apples.
  2. (2) Honey.
  3. (3) Currants, sultanas, raisins.
  4. (4) Eggs in shell and dried eggs.
  5. (5) Oat products.
  6. (6) Rose trees.

Orders in Council have been made in all these cases.

Applications have been made in respect of imported meat, bacon, ham and lard, but they were subsequently withdrawn before an inquiry took place. The apples application was framed so as to include pears also, but the part relating to pears was withdrawn during the inquiry. An inquiry into the application for the marking of tomatoes was held in March last, but the Committee have not yet reported. The only unsuccessful application has been in respect of imported natural oats.