§ 36. Mr. Stern
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to announce the Government's proposals following consultations with the automotive spare parts industry on the White Paper, "Intellectual Property and Innovation".
§ Mr. Pattie
The Government are currently looking at ways in which legislation implementing the unregistered design right proposed in the White Paper might be drafted to ensure that competition in spare parts is not prevented. I cannot, however, promise an early announcement of our conclusions because of the need to consider the consequential effects on all sectors of industry.