§ Sir Tom Arnold
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to implement in United Kingdom law the directive on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights, 93/98/EEC, by 1 July. 
§ Mr. Ian Taylor
A draft of implementing legislation has been circulated to interested parties for comment. The consultation period ends on 26 June. This means that we will not be able to bring the legislation into force by 1 July as we had intended, but our aim is to submit the legislation to Parliament as soon as possible after the end of the consultation period.
We shall be liaising with interested parties.