HC Deb 29 May 1924 vol 174 c616W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, with a view to preventing on the part of his scientific experts a waste of time, valuable to the nation at this juncture, he is prepared to institute the charging of a substantial fee for the investigation of such inventions submitted to his Department as are reported to him after examination to be either fraudulent, trivial, or frivolous?


I have some sympathy with the point of view represented by this question, but I fear that the proposal is impracticable.