HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c388W
35. Mr. Stanbrook

To ask the Lord Privy Seal why hon. Members need the consent of the Central Office of Information before they reproduce the photograph of the House in session.

Mr. Wakeham

Photographs of the House in session are subject to crown copyright. Authority to reproduce resides with HMSO, and has been delegated to the Central Office of Information. As my hon. Friend will no doubt realise, crown copyright exists, unless restrictions have been agreed in the contract with the person commissioned to do the work, in all original work prepared or published by, or under the direction and control of, a Government Department. My hon. Friend has raised a very interesting point and I will ask the Services Committee to look at this matter.