From: THE LORD GRENFELL Chairman of the Select Committee on the European Union
COMMITTEE OFFICE HOUSE OF LORDS LONDON SW1A 0PW
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17 January 2008
Doc 8302/07: Communication from the Commission: enhancing the patent system in Europe Thank you for your letter of 16 December which was considered by SubCommittee E (Law and Institutions) at its meeting on 16 January. The Committee decided to clear the proposal from scrutiny. We are grateful for your update and note that the Government will be engaging positively with the aim of enabling the outstanding issues to be resolved. We should be grateful if you will keep us informed of the progress of discussion of the Commission’s ideas, and look forward to receiving the expected formal proposal later in the year. I am copying this letter to Michael Connarty MP, Chairman of the Commons European Scrutiny Committee; and to Alistair Doherty, Clerk to the Commons Committee; Michael Carpenter, Legal Adviser to the Commons Committee; Les Saunders (Cabinet Office); and Nick Preston, Departmental Scrutiny Co-ordinator.
Lord Triesman of Tottenham Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property and Quality Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET