HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 cc1925-6
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the result of the negotiations and the final terms agreed between the County Council Territorial Association and the Performing Right Society for the performance of copyright music played by any of the orchestras of the Territorial Force in their social activities?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. T. Shaw

I understand that the terms arranged between the Council of County Territorial Associations and the Performing Right Society were that an annual fee of £1 1s. should be paid for bands of Territorial Army units, and that, where Territorial Army drill halls are let by county associations or by units for the purpose of functions at which there is music, a fee of 5 per cent of the gross amount received shall be paid, subject to an annual minimum of £3 3s.


Can my right hon. Friend let us have the figures as given by the Association last year if I put down a question?


I do not know, but I will make every effort to get the figures.


On a point of Order. Seeing that this matter is under examination by a Select Committee, is it not highly improper that the House should be allowed to discuss it?


If the matter is under discussion by a Select Committee, obviously it would be undesirable to raise it by questions in the House.