HC Deb 19 April 1962 vol 658 c100W
Mr. Maginnis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to introduce legislation to cover patent rights on agricultural and horticultural produce.

Mr. Vane

Consultations are taking place with the interests concerned on possible arrangements for a system of plant breeders' rights on the lines recommended by the Committee on Transactions in Seeds, but I regret I cannot yet say when it will be possible to introduce the necessary legislation.