HC Deb 15 June 1842 vol 63 c1595

The report on the Customs Acts Bill was brought up, and on the motion of Mr. Gladstone was re-committed. On the item relative to the importation of foreign books,

Mr. Hume

wished, that the duty on this item should be as light as possible,

Mr. Gladstone

said, that it would be found as low as practicable. The question, however, was connected with the law of international copyright, and as long as our own copyright law was in a state of uncertainty, it would be impossible to meddle with international copyright.

The House resumed—Resolution to be reported.