§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has yet decided to introduce legislation to amend the Copyright Act, 1956, in order to remove difficulties arising out of the Design Copyright Act, 1968, with respect to the protection of functional designs; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Sir G. Howe
My Department is seeking the views of bodies representing industry and practitioners on this point. I will be able to take a decision when their views are received.