§ MR. B. SAMUELSON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign A Hairs. When he will lay upon the Table the terms of the accession of this country to the International Convention on Patents; and, whether he will append thereto any Correspondence on the subject with our Colonies and Foreign Powers?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
The acceptance of the British accession, which accession was communicated to the French Government on the 17th ultimo, has not yet been reported by Her Majesty's Ambassador; but when it is received, the Convention, together with the British Declaration of Accession, will be presented in the usual course to Parliament. I think that the Correspondence to which my hon. Friend refers can be laid upon the Table; but it will be necessary to consult the Departments more particularly concerned. The only Foreign Correspondence is with the French Government, who have carried on the negotiations.