§ 29. Miss Emma Nicholson
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the Government's plans to ensure that the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 are riot vitiated by the European Economic Community in legislation arising out of the European Economic Community Commission's Green Paper "Copyright and the Challenge of New Technology."
§ Mr. Forth
The provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 were adopted after careful consideration with all affected parties. Consultations are continuing on matters arising from the Commission's Green Paper. We shall therefore be well placed to represent the interests of the United Kingdom in negotiations on any proposals for Community legislation in this area.