§ Mr. Key
As the information requested by the hon. Member relates to operational matters of the Transport Research Laboratory I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from John Wootton to Ms Joan Walley, dated 25 April 1994:The Minister for Roads and Traffic has asked me to reply to your Question about the assets of the Transport Research Laboratory.I enclose a copy of the TRL Asset Register which lists all assets valued at more than £5,000 and a further list of the licences issued since April 1991 for the use of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) held by TRL.Under the terms of Framework Document TRL holds the IPR on behalf of the Secretary of State on research carried out for DOT and is responsible for exploitation of the IPR. When TRL contracts for work from other bodies, the ownership of the IPR is a matter of agreement between the parties.