HL Deb 26 July 1984 vol 455 c518WA
Lord Eden of Winton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made in extending the provisions of the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1983 into the following dependencies which are still bound by the United Kingdom Copyright Act of 1956, namely: Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar; and what is the situation in this connection as regards Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Belstead)

Following the entry into force of the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1983 the question of its extension to Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man was raised with the authorities of those territories. The Cayman Islands authorities have advised that they see no advantage in having the Amendment extended, but the Isle of Man has expressed a desire for extension and Her Majesty's Government are now preparing the necessary statutory instrument. Advice is awaited from the other territories. Jersey and Guernsey are in a different position since they are not bound by the Copyright Act 1956; the extension of that Act and the Amendment Act to these two territories has been raised with their authorities and we await their advice.