§ Mr. Dell
(1) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent the publication of non-departmental research projects financed by him is subject to Crown copyright;
(2) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the publication of non-departmental research projects financed by him is subject to Crown copyright.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
I have been asked to reply.
Under the terms of Section 39 of the Copyright Act, 1956, all literary works made or first published by or under the direction or control of Her Majesty or a Government Department are the subject of Crown copyright. The degree to which Government financing or part-financing of any particular research project brings it within the scope of Crown copyright depends on the circumstances of the case. The Crown can and does relax or waive its rights in appropriate cases.