§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Minister for the Arts what advice he has given to public library authorities, in discharge of his duty under section 1 of the Public Library and Museums Act 1964, on the lending of copies of Mr. Peter Wright's book "Spycatcher".
§ Mr. Luce
I have suggested that public library authorities should await the outcome of Derbyshire county council's application to the High Court for a variation of the court injunction preventing certain newspapers from printing extracts from the book so as to allow its library service to stock the book. The council's application was refused in the High Court last week.