Public Lending Right
Culture Media and Sport

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Tom Blenkinsop (Opposition Whip (Commons); Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the (a) number of and (b) likely cost of redundancies, should the Registrar of the Public Lending Right be abolished.

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Edward Vaizey (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Wantage, Conservative)

Decisions about staffing have not yet been taken, as these will be for the organisation that takes over the Public Lending Right (PLR) functions and will depend on how it chooses to fulfil those functions. The Department is running a public consultation about the future administration of the scheme, which is open until 30 July 2012, and decisions about the transfer of functions to another body are subject to that consultation.

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