HC Deb 20 July 1965 vol 716 cc203-4W
Mr. Goodhew

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will list all the industries with more than 200,000 registered employees, giving the number employed and the total value of the goods and services produced by each and the value of production per employee for each of the last five years and for 1939, 1946 and 1951.

representatives of applicants; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jay

I understand that the compact prosecution procedure recently adopted in the United States Patent Office is very similar to that followed in the British Patent Office. Personal interviews are encouraged wherever the Examiners think that they would be helpful.