§ Mr. Mans
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when she will lay before Parliament her report on the operation of the public lending right scheme 1994–95; and what will be the rate per loan payable to authors under the scheme in February 1996 in respect of loans of their books to public libraries from July 1994 to June 1995. 
§ Mr. Sproat
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has today laid before Parliament her report on the operation of the public lending right scheme in 1994–95. The Registrar of Public Lending Right has proposed to my right hon. Friend, on the basis of the size of the public lending right fund this year and information about loans of books by local library authorities, that the rate per loan for payments which will be made under the Scheme next850W February should remain at 2p. In the light of consultation with interested organisations, my right hon. Friend has agreed to the registrar's proposal.