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Furs (Descriptions)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make an order to compel wholesalers and retailers of fur coats or other articles made from fur-bearing animals to state clearly the origin of the fur.

No. The trade descriptions of furs now in use are widely known and I should not feel justified in compelling traders to change their practice. A trader who applies a false description to furs or any other goods may be prosecuted under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1887, by any interested person.