HC Deb 21 February 1906 vol 152 cc343-4
MR. T. P. O'CONNOR (Liverpool, Scotland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his attention has been called to a recent trial in which the loss to the musical profession and trade by pirates was shown; and whether, in view of the loss to members of the musical profession and of the fact that the industry has been brought almost to a standstill by the advantage taken by these pirates of defects in the existing law, he will introduce at an early date a measure to amend the law with regard to musical copyright.


This matter is receiving my careful consideration. I desire strongly to see a remedy adopted to put an end to the hardships in this connection of which the musical profession justly complain; but I am not yet in a position to make any statement as to legislation.


I will renew the Question later on.