§ 13. Mr. M. Lindsay
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the action of the British Waterworks Association in withdrawing, from 31st December, 1949, their "Swan" trade mark from the Ministry of Health pattern water tap is stopping the export of British taps since without the "Swan" mark, which is widely recognised as a guarantee of quality, the Ministry of Health tap is unsaleable overseas and the heavier British standard tap is not acceptable to foreign buyers; and if he will approach the association with a view to re-establishing the use of this trade mark.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
I am already in touch with the British Waterworks Association on this matter, and I hope that it will be possible to secure their co-operation in maintaining goodwill on overseas markets for "Swan" marked taps.