Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers

The Colonies: General set comprises the papers which cannot be assigned to any specific colony, either because of subject matter or because of relationship to an overall corpus of material.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: Shannon : Irish University Press

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Page: 426

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The Colonies: General set comprises the papers which cannot be assigned to any specific colony, either because of subject matter or because of relationship to an overall corpus of material. The set includes a number of Select Committee Reports on general colonial policy. By far the greater portion of the set 7F 13 34 volumes out of 37 7F 13 comprises the colonial annual reports which were submitted to the House of Commons yearly from 1846 onwards. The list below provides a representative index to the topics covered in each report. Population 7F 13 marriages, births and deaths 7F 13 immigration. Legislation 7F 13 political affairs. Finance 7F 13 revenue and expenditure 7F 13 public debt 7F 13 taxes 7F 13 customs and excise 7F 13 banking. Land and property. Agriculture 7F 13 industries and manufactures 7F 13 employment. Transport and communications 7F 13 public works. Education 7F 13 poor law 7F 13 health. Crime 7F 13 police and prisons. Military and naval affairs. -- Publisher's catalogue.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers 1829 332 1851 486

The evidence presented to the Select Committees which were appointed at intervals throughout the nineteenth century to review the working of the patent system, throws light on the difficulties encountered by Victorian inventors and on the ...

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers  1829  332   1851  486

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: Shannon : Irish University Press

ISBN: 9780716504351

Page: 434

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The evidence presented to the Select Committees which were appointed at intervals throughout the nineteenth century to review the working of the patent system, throws light on the difficulties encountered by Victorian inventors and on the many problems, scientific and legal, which had to be overcome before inventions could be put to practical use. The informed and detailed reports of the Select Committees led parliament to enact legislation in 1851 and 1883 which completely reformed the patent system. The 1851 Act was the basis of the British patent system for nearly one hundred years. -- Publisher's catalogue.