§ MR. L. ATHERLEY-JONES (Durham, N.W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will inform the House how much money has been paid under the Register of Patent Agents' Rules, 1889 to 1891, and the Order of the Board of Trade dated 29th October, 1894; how much of the sum has been paid since 31st March, 1890, who has the control of this fund, and whether the Board of Trade exercises any supervision over its application; and what is the total amount of the fund at the present date?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
I will ask the Institute of Patent Agents to supply the figures required, as far as they are able to do so. The Board of Trade do not exercise any direct supervision over the funds at the disposal of the Institute.