§ Sir F. NELSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the cost to the Exchequer of the Patent Office in 1914 and in 1925, and the number of the staff employed in both these years in this Department?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
Figures for 1925 are not yet available, but the figures for 1914 and 1924 are as follow:
The whole of the cost of the Patent Office is more than covered by receipts. There is, therefore, no net cost to the Exchequer.
Total cost. No. of staff. 1914 £236,767 673 1924 395,952 697