HL Deb 02 November 1988 vol 501 cc311-2

156 Clause 152, page 65, line 20, leave out subsecton (5).

157 Page 65, line 22, at end insert— '(6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as restricting the extent of paragraph 35 of Schedule 1 (transitional provisions: dependent territories where the Copyright Act 1956 or the Copyright Act 1911 remains in force) in relation to the law of a dependent territory to which this Part does not extend.'.

Lord Strathclyde

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 156 and 157.

This is a highly technical group of amendments which I hope will not detain the House long. The amendments would have almost no effect within the United Kingdom, because they relate almost wholly to the extension of various provisions of the Bill to the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and our remaining colonies. At present, one or other of the Copyright Acts 1911 and 1956 extends to all those territories, and the Isle of Man is an integral part of the territory covered by patent, registered design and trade mark law. The amendments have been approved by the Government of the Isle of Man, and in some cases were requested by them. Given the almost total lack of effect of the amendments in the United Kingdom, I do not think it necessary to dwell on them in this House, but I shall happily go into further detail if any of your Lordships wishes. In the meantime, I commend the amendments to the House.

Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 156 and 157 en bloc.—(Lord Strathclyde.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.