HC Deb 22 July 1875 vol 225 c1818

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether it is his intention to proceed with the Patents for Inventions Bill this Session?


Sir, in the present state of the Business of the House, I fear that I should have but very little chance of making any useful progress with this Bill. I therefore propose to move at the proper time that the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill be discharged, and I shall do this with the less regret, as I feel that the time and attention which, during the present Session, has been given to the subject by those eminently qualified to deal with it will materially and the eventual passing of a useful measure.