HC Deb 16 November 1908 vol 196 cc849-50
SIR WILLIAM BULL (Hammersmith)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will look into the case of Julius Bielefeld, of 48, Basscin Park Road, Hammersmith, who states that an invention, for which he was granted letters patent, has been used by the Government without payment of the royalties claimed by him, although the amount of such royalties was never objected to by the authorities; and, if so, what reward he will advise should be given to him.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) Mr. Bielefeld has been paid the royalty granted for all nosebags obtained by the War Department that are covered by his patent. The nosebags now obtained by the Department are not covered by his patent, and no royalty therefore can be paid in regard to them.