§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether it is his intention that any of the money raised under the public lending right scheme is to be distributed to publishers.
§ Mr. Channon
Under the Public Lending Right Act 1979, the right to payments is conferred only on authors and the scheme has been prepared on this basis. Authors may, however, under the Act and scheme assign the right once registered to anyone they wish.