§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I beg to move, "That leave be given to introduce a Bill to amend the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks (Temporary Rules) Act, 1914."
This Act, which was passed a fortnight ago, was not, owing to the pressure on the Department, as full as it might have been. We now ask that power should be given to deal with all patents and licences when the benefit of such patents or licences accrues to an alien enemy, and also to include registered designs as well as patents. Power is asked to be taken in direct terms to grant licences during the whole term of the patent or for any less period that may be necessary. That was intended to be done in the original Act, and it is thought well now to put in words which will make this perfectly certain.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Runciman and Mr. J. M. Robertson. Presented accordingly and read the first time; to be read a second time To-morrow and to be printed. [Bill 386.]