HC Deb 27 April 1939 vol 346 cc1332-3W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the changed trading circumstances of recent years, he will consider the advisability of taking steps to amend the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, by removing the option which obtains at present whereby manufactured goods coming into this country can be marked foreign, Empire, or the country in which they were manufactured or produced, and compelling those responsible for the goods to give a definite indication of the country of origin?

Mr. Stanley

I am not at present in a position to add to the answer which I gave on 28th March to my hon. and gallant Friend, the Member for Sudbury (Colonel Burton).

Country from which exported. Description. Quantity (in tons).
1935. 1938.
Canada Copper contained in ore matte, regulus, etc. 13,544
Copper, old and scrap 157 79
Copper, in ingots, bars, cakes, slabs and billets. 300
1935. 1937.
Northern Rhodesia Copper blister 500

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