§ MR. G. CROYDON MARKS (Cornwall, Launceston)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the long-felt disadvantage experienced by patentees in having their money refused 334 at the Patent Office can be now removed, seeing that the new extension of the Patent Office is completed, by making such arrangements with the Inland Revenue authorities as will enable any documents and forms to be impressed with the necessary stamps upon the presentation of cash for such purpose at the Patent Office.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The question raised by my hon. friend was considered by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in 1902, but the cost of adopting the suggestion was then held to be prohibitive. I will, however, communicate with the Commissioners again on the subject and will inform my hon. friend of the result.