HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c241W
36. Dr. Goodson-Wickes

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the progress in London's bids to host the European Economic Community trade mark office.

Mr. Newton

Ten states originally submitted bids to host the Community trade mark office. London was included in a shortlist of four drawn up by the European Commission in 1987. The final choice, which requires unanimity, will be made by the Council of Ministers. It is not possible to predict when it is likely to reach a decision.