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Privatisation Of The Patent Office

EDM number 1286 in 1993-94, proposed by Alex Carlile on 24/05/1994.

That this House notes the continued speculation over the future of the Patent Office and the possibility of privatisation; notes that no country in the world has a privatised Patent Office; notes that the Patent Office in Newport Gwent has just won a Chartermark Award for efficiency; believes that privatisation of the Patent Office will lead to legal problems and could cause the loss of over 1,000 jobs in South Wales; and calls upon the President of the Board of Trade to end any speculation about the possibility of privatising the Patent Office.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Alex Carlile24/05/1994MontgomeryProposed
Bridget Prentice25/05/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Paul Tyler25/05/1994North CornwallSigned
Harry Barnes25/05/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman25/05/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jim Dowd25/05/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Ian Davidson25/05/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Eric Clarke25/05/1994MidlothianSigned
Menzies Campbell25/05/1994Fife North EastSigned
Diana Maddock25/05/1994ChristchurchSigned
Eddie Loyden25/05/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone25/05/1994Brent EastSigned
Charles Kennedy25/05/1994Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Lynne Jones25/05/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
David Rendel25/05/1994NewburySigned
Alan Meale25/05/1994MansfieldSigned
Ray Michie14/06/1994Argyll & ButeSigned
Paddy Tipping14/06/1994SherwoodSigned
Matthew Taylor14/06/1994TruroSigned
Win Griffiths14/06/1994BridgendSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody14/06/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
Richard Burden14/06/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Paul Marland14/06/1994Gloucestershire WestSigned
Nick Harvey14/06/1994North DevonSigned
Allan Rogers15/06/1994RhonddaSigned
Andrew Faulds15/06/1994Warley EastSigned
John Evans15/06/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Kenneth Eastham15/06/1994Manchester, BlackleySigned
Edward O'Hara15/06/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Kim Howells15/06/1994PontypriddSigned
Alan Simpson15/06/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Keith Bradley15/06/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Andrew Miller16/06/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Tony Banks16/06/1994Newham North WestSigned
Dafydd Wigley16/06/1994CaernarfonSigned
Peter Pike17/06/1994BurnleySigned
Harry Cohen17/06/1994LeytonSigned
Anne Campbell21/06/1994CambridgeSigned
Martyn Jones22/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Jack Thompson30/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Alan Milburn05/07/1994DarlingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Audrey Wise13/07/1994PrestonSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Russell Johnston17/10/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Jim Cousins17/10/1994Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
David Chidgey26/10/1994EastleighSigned

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