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Merchandise Marks (Legislation)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if his Department can now give any information as to whether a Bill embodying the recommendations of the Merchandise and Marks Committee will be introduced next Session; and whether in the meantime arrangements will be made, before the introduction of the Bill, for those industries now suffering from inadequate legislation on the matter to be called upon to present their case to the Department?

As regards the first part of the question, it is hoped to introduce such a Bill; as regards the second part, the Committee heard a large amount of evidence before arriving at its conclusions, and there would, I think, be no advantage in inviting further representations before Parliament has passed the necessary legislation to enable existing grievances to be remedied.