Licensing: Music

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether (a) an equality impact assessment and (b) a small firms assessment has been made of the effects of abolishing the Phonographic Performance Limited licence exemption for charities and voluntary groups.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Higher Education and Intellectual Property)

Specific impact tests on the effect of repealing the current charitable exceptions have been conducted in relation to race, disability and gender equality. A small firms assessment was deemed unnecessary. The results of these tests are contained in the impact assessment summary accompanying the Government response to the Music Licensing Review ('Government Response to the Consultation on Changes to Exemptions from Public Performance Rights in Sound Recordings and Performers' Rights').

This was published on 12 November 2009 and the documents were placed in the Libraries of the House.

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