HC Deb 04 December 1962 vol 668 c164W
96. Mr. Marsh

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will set up an inquiry to assess whether reform of the patent system would materially assist technical progress.

Mr. D. Price

Certain proposals for international collaboration in patent matters are at present being studied. These may result in changes in our patent law and my right hon. Friend considers that any general inquiry should be deferred until these studies have been completed.