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Inventions (Examination)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the provision of an office to which persons can submit inventions, ideas and suggestions which they are desirous should be used for the benefit of their country rather than for themselves, so that these might be critically examined in that office and only referred to a Department of State should they seem promising.

The whole field of patent law and inventions is being reviewed by the Departments concerned, and my hon. Friend's suggestion will be borne in mind.