Imported Tinned Foodstuffs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 23rd June 1931.

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Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to require all foreign tinned provisions to have stamped on the lid of the tin the name of the country of origin in order to obviate the ease with which paper labels are washed off?

Photo of Mr William Graham Mr William Graham , Edinburgh Central

A general requirement of this character could only be imposed by an Order-in-Council under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, and no application for such an Order has been made by the parties interested. If the suggestion is that imported tinned foodstuffs are being sold under a British name or trade mark without a qualifying indication of origin and the hon. and gallant Member cares to furnish me with particulars of cases which he has in mind, I shall be glad to arrange for the matter to be investigated.