§ 19. Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will now announce the results of negotiations between his Department, the Arts Council and the Society of Authors concerning payment of authors under the Public Lending Right.
§ Miss Jennie Lee
I met representatives of all the interests involved on 1st July. They undertook to send me their comments on a scheme which I put to them for their consideration, and I hope to hold a further meeting when they have been received. The scheme did not imply any Government commitment at this stage.