HC Deb 24 January 1929 vol 224 cc358-9W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether foreign eggs will be able, after the marking order has come into force, to enter this country with a distinguishing national mark alone and without the actual name either of the country of origin or of the word "foreign," in view of the danger that the purchaser might not recognise it as any foreign mark at all?


The nature of the indication of origin which will be required on the shell of each imported egg, when the Order in Council of 21st December last, comes into operation, i.e., 21st April, 1929, is defined in Section 10 (1) of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926. It may be, at the option of the person applying the indication, either: (a) the word "foreign" or the word "Empire," as the case may require; or (6) a definite indication of the country of production.

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