HC Deb 11 March 1958 vol 584 c28W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade what have been the legal and scientific qualifications of the person holding the office of Comptroller of the Patent Office since 1930 up to the present time.

Sir D. Eccles

They have been barristers-at-law and have had a university degree or degrees in some branch of science, apart from the present Comptroller-General who does not have specific legal or scientific qualifications.