HC Deb 27 August 1895 vol 36 c908
MR. W. E. M. TOMLINSON (Preston)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether Her Majesty's Government will present to the House any correspondence relating to the wholesale forgery, in France, of the labels of makers of patent medicines, and of patent medicine stamps, and the consequent loss entailed upon the British revenue and upon British manufactures.


The attention of Her Majesty's Government has been called to the forgeries referred to in my hon. Friend's question. They are fully aware of the importance of the subject, and representations have been addressed to the French Government with a view to the prosecution of the offenders. There has been some delay, but we cannot doubt that the French Government will carry out their legal and Treaty obligations, pending which result it would not be advisable to present correspondence to the House.

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