§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Minister of Technology, in the interests of increasing technological development in this country, what consideration his Department has given to the most effective working of the patent granting procedure in connection with the study currently 43W being made concerning a possible resiting of the Patent Office outside London.
§ Mr. Cousins
My Department has been taking part in discussions about the possible resiting of the Patent Office which my right hon. Friend, the President of the Board of Trade, is now considering. Everyone concerned with this matter naturally has the effective operation of the patent granting system very much in mind.