HC Deb 24 February 1960 vol 618 cc65-6W
Mr. A. Evans

asked the President of the Board of Trade what inventions resulting from public research are now being developed and exploited by the National Research Development Corporation.

the latest year for which figures are at present available.

Mr. Maudling

A full list would take some time to prepare, but the Corporation's Annual Report for 1958–59 described the more important inventions which it was handling and indicated the source of most of them. The Report also showed that of the 187 patent rights assigned to the Corporation during the year 1958–59, the majority had resulted from public research.