§ 41. Mr. Gregory
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a further statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the Stockholm Protocol for the benefit of developing countries which was added to the Berne Copyright Convention in 1967.
§ Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody
We remain opposed to this Protocol. However, we are participating in an internationally-agreed programme of work which aims at finding a solution to international copyright problems acceptable to both developed and developing countries.
§ Mr. Gregory
These are important matters for developing countries. When might we have a result from these efforts?
§ Mrs. Dunwoody
There is a work programme which envisages drafting meetings in May and September of this year and a diplomatic conference to revise the two major international copyright conventions in 1971. I think that this is the most practical means by which we can try to find an answer to the problem.