HL Deb 13 January 1998 vol 584 c195WA
The Earl of Northesk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they anticipate that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport will have completed its deliberations upon the responses to the previous administration's consultation paper, Legal Deposit of Publications, issued in February; and

What plans they have to extend the legal deposit requirements to take account of the growth in electronic publishing and related media such as film, video and sound recordings, microfilm, computer discs and CD-ROMs.

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State is considering the way forward in the light of the responses to the consultation paperLegal Deposit of Publications. He will be making an announcement shortly.