§ 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 1926 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.
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?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
If the matter is under discussion by a Select Committee, obviously it would be undesirable to raise it by questions in the House.