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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Departmental Circulars (Copyright)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Departmental Circulars (Copyright) on 18th April 1986.


Mr. Kirkwood Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his answer of 25 March, Official Report, column 459, whether his Department is planning to put a cover charge on circulars; and what action he intends to take against people who breach copyright.

Mr. Major There is no immediate intention to place a cover charge on health circulars issued by the Department of Health and Social Security. As regards action in breach of copyright cases, it could be for the Department to decide whether to proceed in any particular instance which in turn could consist of asking Her Majesty's Stationery Office to deal with the offender on our behalf.