HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 cc448-9
29. Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether a decision has yet been reached with regard to Item 52 of the 1922 Welfare Conference relative to the right of inventors to their own inventions, provided such inventions are of commercial value but of no use to the Board of Admiralty?


This matter is still under the consideration of the Government. It is already the usual practice of the Admiralty to allow the inventor the rights in the invention if it evidently is of no use to the Government.


Why is this matter still under consideration, because the same answer was given in June of last year?


I do not suppose that the facts have materially changed since June last.