HC Deb 15 November 1954 vol 533 cc157-8

9.41 p.m.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Sir Edward Boyle)

I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty under subsection (3) of section forty-nine of the Patents Act, 1949, praying that the Patents (Extension of Period of Emergency) Order, 1954, be made in the form of the draft laid before 4his House on 3rd November. I think the House would like a short explanation of this Motion. The order referred to extends for a further year the "period of emergency" for the purpose of Section 49 of the Patents Act, 1949. As a result of this order, Government Departments will still remain in possession of the additional powers relating to patented inventions which were granted to them under that Section of the Act. These additional powers are still needed in connection with the export of defence equipment. I am informed that Section 46 of the 1949 Act is not worded widely enough to cater for off-shore purchases by the United States Government. We are still in need of the powers granted under Section 49.

9.42 p.m.

Mr. John Edwards (Brighouse and Spenborough)

The Parliamentary Secretary has been commendably brief and has given the essential reasons why the powers should be extended. I find his reasons quite convincing and agree with them.

Question put, and agreed to.

To be presented by Privy Councillors or Members of Her Majesty's Household.

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