HC Deb 31 July 1907 vol 179 cc961-2
MR. LIDDELL (Down, W.),

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General how many patent appeals are at present awaiting a hearing; what is the date of the notice of appeal in the longest outstanding case; and what are the reasons for the delay in these cases.

THE ATTORNEY - GENERAL (Sir John Walton, Leeds, S.)

said that there were 15 patent appeals awaiting hearing; that the date of the longest outstanding appeal was 11th December, 1906, but that some entered since had been already heard, and that he could not give details as to the reasons.