§ Mr. Moate
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the work being undertaken by his Department with regard to preparing for public lending right, specifying the expenditure which he estimates is likely to be incurred in the current year and in succeeding years, and stating the number of civil servants directly and indirectly employed in this connection.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The drafting of a consultative document and other preparatory work has occupied a fluctuating proportion of the time of some of the staff of the office of arts and libraries, who are also engaged on other work. Precise figures for cost and manpower cannot be calculated, but they are small.