§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he intends to announce the commencement date of the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 1984 corning into force.
§ Mr. Fletcher
The Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 1984 will come into force on the date specified in the Act, namely, 1 October 1987, unless the reduction of the backlog in the Trade Marks Registry allows earlier implementation. I am at present unable to say whether and, if so, when earlier implementation will be possible.