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Intellectual Property

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when the proposed work programme for the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy will be made available; and what funding has been provided for the Board to conduct research. (234846)

Since its establishment in June, the Board of SABIP has identified a number of topics for its work programme and advised Ministers of these. Work is due to begin shortly on two of these, and a further three topics are in the process of being scoped.

In line with the Gowers recommendation, £500,000 p.a. is available for SABIP to conduct its research programme.

Full details of the work programme are available at

www.sabip.org.uk.