§ 15. Mr. J. Hudson
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has been able to give detailed consideration to the Report of the Copyright Committee; and whether he hopes to introduce legislation during the present Parliament.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
The Report of the Copyright Committee is being carefully considered. No decision has yet been taken regarding legislation to give effect to its recommendations.
§ Mr. Hudson
Is the hon. and learned Gentleman not aware that the Report dealing with this matter called attention to the extreme confusion of the law concerning copyright and the necessity for a new codification, as it is so long since anything was done about the matter? Should not greater urgency be shown by the Board of Trade in this matter?
§ Mr. Strauss
I did not intend my reply to the hon. Member's Question to be discouraging. This is a very important Report and it requires most careful consideration.