HC Deb 20 February 1865 vol 177 c449

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, To lay upon the table the Report of William Carpmael, the Patent Agent, on Mr. John Clare, junior's, patents, which Mr. Clare alleges to have been made use of by the Admiralty in the Warrior, and subsequent iron ships for the Royal Navy?


replied, that the Report of the Patent Agent had been laid before the Board of Admiralty but it was in the nature of a confidential Report, and he thought it was not advisable to lay it on the table of the House.