Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th February 2013.

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) what steps he has taken following the Regulatory Policy Committee's response to the impact assessment of the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in respect of the Committee's advice on further evidence gathering on the monetising of the potential effects of such a repeal;

(2) what response he has made to the recommendations from the Regulatory Policy Committee on further evidence gathering with respect to the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

In response to the Regulatory Policy Committee's opinion on the Government's Economic Impact Assessment, the Government committed to consulting on transitional provisions that would seek evidence on how and when to implement the change if the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was approved by Parliament.

This could include evidence on the monetisation of the potential effects of the repeal.

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