HC Deb 03 August 1875 vol 226 cc443-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he will be prepared to announce to the House, before the end of the Session, the time and terms of the appointment of the Royal Commission on the subject of Copyright, of which notice has been given by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and the names of the persons who are to compose the Commission?


Sir, it is the intention of the Government to take Her Majesty's pleasure as to issuing a Royal Commission on the whole question of copyright, and as soon as such Commission may be issued I will immediately give information of the terms of appointment and the members of the Commission. I hope it will be before the end of the Session.