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Plant Breeders (Rights)

Volume 33: debated on Thursday 2 December 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will bring forward legislation to extend the plant breeders' rights to include the ultimate product, such as cut roses as well as rose bushes.

The Plant Varieties Bill introduced in another place envisages the extension of rights to the sale of imported parts or products of a variety protected in the United Kingdom. With this addition the interests of plant breeders should be adequately safeguarded.