HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 c176WA
Lord Freyberg

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 19 October 2004 (WA 78), when they plan to issue a formal consultation document and a draft statutory instrument to prepare for the introduction of Droit de Suite on 1 January 2006: and whether, following consultation, a notice on the Patent Office's website will be the only means used to inform artists and art dealers and other interested parties of the change in legislation. [HL1055]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

The Government plan to issue the consultation document and draft statutory instrument within the next few days.

A variety of means will be used to inform interested parties about the final details of implementation. The Patent Office will continue to work closely with the British Art Market Federation and the Design and Artists Copyright Society and will co-ordinate information for their constituent members and others with them.