HC Deb 23 August 1894 vol 29 c382

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he proposes to act upon the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Patents Agents Bill, and make new Rules with regard to the control of the Register and for the carrying out of the provisions of the Acts of 1883 and 1888 as regards fees, and in such cases, when the new Rules are likely to be promulgated?


No, Sir; I have as at present advised no intention of altering the Rules, because I am of opinion that the various questions relating to the profession of patents, designs, and trade marks agents should be dealt with comprehensively by Parliament. This would appear to have been the view of the Select Committee, who reported a Bill with Amendments, and until it is seen whether legislation is likely to be passed it seems better not to disturb the position by an alteration of the Rules.