§ Mr. Beith
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what will be the scope of the consultations he will have before further descriptions of institution are specified under section 174 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as educational establishments for the purposes of parts I and II of that Act; and what educational organisations will be consulted over the substance of the order to be made;
(2) what consultations his Department is having with educational organisations with a view to formulating advice as to what further descriptions of institution it would be appropriate to specify as educational establishments for the purposes of parts I and II of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
§ Mr. Forth
We are giving careful consideration to the question of which educational establishments should, in addition to schools, benefit from the limited exceptions to copyright to be provided by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. It is our intention to consult both copyright interests and educational bodies before finalising the terms of any order under section 174. I hope to be in a position to do this very soon.