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Patent Office And Library (Rehousing)

Volume 818: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for rehousing the Patent Office and its library.

The immediate plan is to concentrate the Patent Office in fewer buildings. Eventually, it will be rehoused in a suitably designed building in central London. The Library, now the National Reference Library of Science and Invention, will be rehoused with the British Museum Library on the Bloomsbury site.