To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to Penalty Fair, the Intellectual Property Office study of criminal sanctions for copyright infringement available under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, what plans his Department has to strengthen the penalties for online copyright infringement.
I congratulate the hon. Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound) on obtaining this debate and putting with his customary eloquence the case for why it is important that we in this House remember what was one of the first great crimes of the 20th century. He has worked on behalf of his constituents from Armenia and the Armenian community generally for a long time, and it was a pleasure to be...
The Select Committee had two potential solutions, one of which was top-slicing the licence fee to set up public service reporting. The hon. Gentleman is right that the BBC were opposed to that. However, the solution I was setting out was not top-slicing. I was talking about the BBC itself commissioning content. The BBC would continue to use the licence fee for itself, without giving it to any...
Conservative MP for Maldon
Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Maldon and East Chelmsford; Colchester South and Maldon
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