HC Deb 18 January 1974 vol 867 c181W
Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her policy towards the establishment of public lending rights.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My right hon. Friend and I are impressed by the arguments for seeking to recompense authors for the use of their works through public libraries, but there is the practical problem of finding a way to do this fairly at reasonable cost and within the resources available. The matter is being considered urgently in consultation with interested parties

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