asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that bottles of phosferine are being sold by grocers at 1s. 3d. each, upon which a revenue stamp of 3d. has been affixed, and that similar bottles are being retailed by chemists at 1s. 3d. each without revenue stamp; and, if so, what is the explanation?
Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that this is the first of a series of evasions of the Stamp Duty for patent medicines, and, in view of the fact that manufacturers of patent medicines are taking the amount of money hitherto paid in Stamp Duty, will he not consider the advisability of introducing legislation to stop this wholesale profiteering at the expense of the national revenue?