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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he will consult on the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review into IP and Growth that (a) the UK should also promote at EU level an exception to support text and data analytics and (b) the UK should give a lead at EU level to develop a further copyright exception designed to build into the EU framework adaptability to new technologies.
The Government has no plans to consult further on these specific recommendations. In its response to the Hargreaves review, published in August 2011, the Government indicated that it would aim to secure further flexibilities at EU level that enable greater adaptability to new technologies including use of data for research, would support a review of relevant EU legislation to this end and would be in dialogue with European partners to identify how this can best be achieved. Any review of relevant EU legislation, or consultation on it, would be a matter for the European Commission in the first instance.