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Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: An applicant may apply for registration of a trade mark which is used as a shop name provided that the mark is used for the provision of services in respect of which a trade mark may be registered.
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: Council Directive (89/104/EEC), which seeks to approximate the trade mark laws of the European Union member states, adheres to the principle of subsidiarity since its scope is limited to those provisions of trade mark law which affect the functioning of the Internal Market.
The directive does not determine whether a trade mark may be registered for retail services. This question must be decided under the provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1994, which implements and fulfils the United Kingdom's obligations under the directive. The principle of subsidiarity cannot of itself be relied upon to interpret the meaning of harmonising provisions of directives, which is ultimately a matter for the courts to determine.
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: The law concerning the registration of trade marks in the United Kingdom is the Trade Marks Act 1994. Applications for registration of marks for retails services were refused under earlier legislation. The Registrar of Trade Marks has recently received the opinion of leading Counsel on the registrability of such marks under the current legislation, and is considering that opinion.
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: Article 1 of the Treaty Principals Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1968) provides that space shall be the province of all mankind, and for freedom of exploration, access to celestial bodies and scientific investigation, but not for universal availability of information from satellites. The Government work actively to facilitate international co-operation in space,
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: The sale of British Coal Enterprise (BCE) is a matter for British Coal. When launching the sales process for BCE, British Coal indicated that, in considering proposals for the company, it was recognised that the continuation of effective assistance to coalfield communities by purchasers would be a priority.
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: The sale of British Coal Enterprise is a matter for British Coal. The Government continue to provide support for economic regeneration activities through Regional Selective Assistance and the Single Regeneration Budget, in addition to the support available from European Structural Funds.
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: British Coal is seeking offers for British Coal Enterprise (BCE), either as a single business or for its three separate principal activities. Thereafter, the scale of European funding to those entities will continue to depend on applications meeting the strict quality and value for money criteria which the Government apply to the selection of projects for such funding. Should the body concerned not be in the public sector, the treatment of applications will be in accordance with standard UK policy on European Regional Development Fund grants to the private sector.
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Lord Lucas: Certifying doctors are discouraged from using terms such as cardiac failure on death certificates. Such a term expresses the mode of dying but does not accurately describe the underlying cause of death. The following information, compiled by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, from the coding of underlying cause on death certificates, gives figures on deaths due to acute myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation and flutter, cardiac arrest as well as heart failure (International Classification of Diseases, Injuries and Causes of Death (9th revision) codes 410, 427.4, 427.5 and 428 respectively).
Over the period 1985-1992 there were five such deaths of farmers aged under 45 years resident in: Dinefwr (1 death), Meirionnydd (2), Ynys Mon (1) and the Vale of Glamorgan (1). There were three such deaths of farm workers aged under 45 over the same period with one death of residents in each of Monmouth, Dwyfor and Preseli Pembrokeshire. It is not possible to say whether or not these deaths were sudden.
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