Surgical Instruments

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1964.

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Photo of Mr Merlyn Rees Mr Merlyn Rees , Leeds South 12:00 am, 3rd December 1964

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take appropriate action to ensure that all surgical instruments imported into the United Kingdom should bear the engraved name of the country of origin, to prevent re-export as if of British manufacture.

Photo of Mr Edward Redhead Mr Edward Redhead , Walthamstow West

My right hon. Friend has no power to initiate changes in the requirements regarding marks of origin on imported surgical instruments. If an application were duly made, he would refer it to the independent Standing Committee, whose report he would carefully consider, as provided in the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926.