§ MR. GULLY (Carlisle)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the operation of the Medicine Stamp Acts, whereby an article labelled mixture for neuralgia is liable to duty, but if labelled neuralgic mixture it escapes duty; and whereby Lamplough's Pyretic Saline is not liable, but if sold to be taken as a dry powder it would be liable to duty, and so forth; and whether he will consider the advisability of repealing the Medicine Stamp Acts, at least as regards those preparations which are not protected by patent or by other special rights?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir W. HARCOURT, Derby)
I am not aware that the facts are as alleged in the question; but if the hon. Member will give me the particulars of any case which illustrates his statement I will make further inquiries.