HC Deb 25 February 1970 vol 796 c1192
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.