HC Deb 06 December 1932 vol 272 cc1416-7
10. Captain HUNTER

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government will be prepared, in view of the present position of the Irish Free State, to consider the desirability of amending Section 15 (2) of the Copyright Act, 1911, so that publishers should no longer be under obligation to deliver copies to the library of Trinity College, Dublin?


I see no sufficient reason at present to take steps to modify the statutory requirement to which the hon. and gallant Member refers, especially having regard to the reciprocal obligations under which publishers in the Free State supply copies to institutions in this country.

Captain HUNTER

Is my hon. Friend aware of the very heavy obligation which this is on British publishers in view of the heavy duty payable on imports of foreign publications into the Irish Free State?


Yes, I am aware of that fact.

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