HL Deb 30 October 1956 vol 199 cc1220-1

Clause 47, page 62. line 15, at end insert— ("(6) Without prejudice to the generality of the last preceding subsection, where under any provision of this Act a question arises whether an article of any description has been imported or sold, or otherwise dealt with, without the licence of the owner of any copyright, the owner of the copyright, for the purpose of determining that question, shall be taken to be the person entitled to the copyright in respect of its application to the making of articles of that description in the country into which the article was imported, or, as the case may be. in which it was sold or otherwise dealt with.")


My Lords, this is a drafting Amendment. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment. —(Lord Mancroft.)


My Lords I do not know whether your Lordships would approve of this question but I was going to ask if the noble Lord, Lord Lucas of Chilworth, and his friends had any points on the Amendments to the Schedules. If they have not arty points, I would put the Amendments to the Schedules en bloc, but I do not wait to hurry your Lordships at all.


My Lords, if the noble and learned Viscount is going to put the Amendments to the Schedules together, this is my last chance of addressing your Lordships and I would rise only to offer a respectful word of congratulation to the noble Lord, Lord Mancroft, in getting through 140 Amendments in less than three hours. I should like to thank him for the painstaking way in which he has dealt with them. Though he has done it with considerable rapidity, I do not think any of your Lordships can grumble about the explanations we have had. In thanking the noble Lord, I should like, also, to thank the noble and learned Viscount on the Woolsack for the consideration he has given and the patience with which he has dealt with some of us amateur lawyers on an intricate Bill. I do not suppose in our lifetimes there will be another Copyright Bill, for which some of us are devoutly thankful.


My Lords, in view of the noble Lord's acquiescence, perhaps my noble friend Lord Mancroft would move the Amendment to the Schedules, Nos. 101 to 114, en bloc.