HC Deb 10 December 1993 vol 234 c421W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the copyright libraries entitled to a copy of all books published within the United Kingdom.

Mr. Sproat

Under the Copyright Act 1911 publishers are required to deliver, at their own expense, a copy of any new publication to the British library. There are five other copyright libraries: the national libraries of Scotland and Wales; the Bodleian library, Oxford; Cambridge University library; and the library of Trinity college, Dublin. If any of them requests a copy the Copyright Licensing Agency may demand a free copy from the publisher on its behalf.