HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 c368W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he plans to take in relation to the activities in the United Kingdom of fraudulent invention promoters. [57075]

Dr. Howells

I am aware of concerns about the commercial activities in the United Kingdom of companies which offer to develop and promote inventions internationally.

However, I am not aware of any evidence that any company engaged in this type of business is acting fraudulently.

Should any evidence be drawn to my attention I shall ask for it to be passed to those authorities responsible for investigating allegations of fraud.