HC Deb 09 July 1971 vol 820 c466W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will now accept the proposals approved by the Arts Council and submitted in October, 1970, to the Minister for the Arts, for authors to receive royalties in respect of the use of their books in public libraries.

Mrs. Thatcher

Following a meeting with the Arts Council in February, my noble Friend has set up an informal working party of representatives of the interests concerned, including the Council, to advise him on the ways in which the Copyright Act, 1956, can be amended so as to add lending to the public to the acts restricted by copyright.