§ 36. Dr. Goodson-Wickes
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the progress in London's bids to host the European Economic Community trade mark office.
§ Mr. Newton
Ten states originally submitted bids to host the Community trade mark office. London was included in a shortlist of four drawn up by the European Commission in 1987. The final choice, which requires unanimity, will be made by the Council of Ministers. It is not possible to predict when it is likely to reach a decision.