§ MR. REDMOND
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether section six of "The Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, 1882," is intended to annul Letters Patent under and pursuant to which mixtures of coffee and vegetable matter are prepared and sold as such mixtures?
THE CHANOELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GLADSTONE)
I am not aware, Sir, and the Revenue Department are not aware, of the existence of any patent rights such as are referred to in this Question; and I believe entirely that if such rights do exist they will come within the scope of the law. But I would recommend that, if there be such rights, their particular character should be brought under our notice, and an opportunity given of examining them.