HC Deb 18 November 1997 vol 301 c156W
Mr. Stunell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proposals he has to maintain the free access for research purposes to academic and scientific data stored electronically recommended by the Dearing report; and if he will make a statement. [15587]

Dr. Howells

We are currently considering the communications and information technology recommendations of the Dearing Report in the light of consultations and wider issues of policy on copyright.