To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from charities and other not-for-profit groups on the likely effect on them of proposed changes to the music licence system.
Since publication of the Government response to the consultation on changes to exemptions from public performance rights in sound recordings and performers' rights on 12 November 2009, I have received a large number of representations from charities and other not-for-profit groups through their MPs. My officials have met with the Association of Charity Shops and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. They have also remained in contact with other representatives of charities and other not-for-profit groups. The Government want to ensure that discussions between PPL and the third sector are facilitated so that the outcome is satisfactory for all concerned.