Japanese Goods

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th April 1954.

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Mr. H. Wilson:

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of the reasons why Manchester merchants, at any rate, are not reporting some cases to him is that they have no confidence that he will follow them up adequately? Does he remember that when, through his good offices, a conference was convened in Manchester, the only proposal that came out of it was a proposal that merchants should send copies of all their registered designs to the Japanese so that they could look at them and ask traders not to copy them?