Silver Hallmarks (Foreign Use)

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Eric Bullus Mr Eric Bullus , Wembley North 12:00 am, 22nd July 1952

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that foreign firms are using British silver hallmarks; and what action he proposes to take to prevent this practice.

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South

I have seen this allegation in the Press and understand that the British interests concerned are about to submit a memorandum to the Board of Trade. We shall, of course, carefully consider, in the light of the evidence submitted, what action can appropriately be taken.

Photo of Mr Eric Bullus Mr Eric Bullus , Wembley North

Is my hon. and learned Friend satisfied that there is no widespread pirating of British marks on other articles?

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South

I think it would benefit the interests which I know my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind if we awaited the memorandum and then considered it.