HL Deb 22 November 1995 vol 567 cc9-10WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider introducing an amendment to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 so as to abolish Crown Copyright in primary and subordinate legislation or in the copying of parliamentary or judicial proceedings.

Baroness Blatch:

No. Copyright legislation offers valuable protection against inappropriate use of information, for example in connection with advertising. It does not in itself determine policy on licensing and charging, which is the responsibility of the originating authority—i.e., the House in respect of parliamentary proceedings.