§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the piracy of musical compositions which at present prevails, and whether he will consider the advisability of introducing without delay some measure which will bestow an effectual protection on the owners of musical copyright.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am afraid I can add nothing to the answers which have already been given by myself and the Attorney General to similar Questions. The present state of the law is undoubtedly unsatisfactory, but I cannot give any promise on the part of the Government that they will be able to deal with it this session.