§ Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Secretary for Mines what sum will be payable in patent royalties in connection with the hydrogenation of coal under the Government scheme, on the basis of hydrogenating 350,000 tons of coal per annum; and whether these royalties will be payable to interests in this country or abroad?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The question of payment of royalties or fees is a commercial matter between Imperial Chemical Industries, Limited, and their partners in International Hydrogenation Patents, Limited. I do not consider that I should be justified in asking Imperial Chemical Industries to disclose information of this character.