HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c290W
26. Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will bring forward legislation to extend the plant breeders' rights to include the ultimate product, such as cut roses as well as rose bushes.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Plant Varieties Bill introduced in another place envisages the extension of rights to the sale of imported parts or products of a variety protected in the United Kingdom. With this addition the interests of plant breeders should be adequately safeguarded.