HC Deb 27 June 1872 vol 212 c283

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government will be prepared to take early steps for giving effect to any of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Letters Patent, especially those which relate to the addition of non-official members to the present ex-officio Commissioners of Patents, as contemplated by the Patent Law Amendment Act of 1852, and now unanimously recommended by the Select Committee?


The Lord Chancellor has had an interview on this subject with the Chairman and two other Members of the Select Committee. He has informed me that he has undertaken to call together the existing Commissioners of Patents for consultation with him, and he will then be able to decide upon the expediency of appointing an additional number of members.