HC Deb 04 May 1915 vol 71 c956

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can now state whether, on every fuse manufactured in this country, a royalty of 1s. is paid by the Government under a German patent for the benefit of Messrs. Krupp, of Essen; if so, whether this money is paid to the Public Trustee by the British armament firms for the account of Messrs. Krupp; and whether he can state the amount of money due to Messrs. Krupp after the expenditure of ammunition at Neuve Chapelle and Ypres?


The Government agreement regarding the payment of royalty at 1s. 3d. in respect of Krupp's British patent expired on 16th July, 1914, and no royalty has been paid by the Government on any fuses passed into the Service subsequent to that date.