asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what basis photocopying of HN(87)13 is restricted to health authorities only.
HN(87)13 may, in common with all health notices and circulars, be photocopied or reproduced in any other form by any of the bodies to whom it is addressed. In this instance an earlier form of copyright waiver was used in error.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services under what authority health authorities and community health councils may reproduce copies of HC(87)7: Resource Assumptions and Planning Guidelines; and if he will make a statement.
Reproduction of health circulars is covered by Crown copyright, as are all Government publications. As one of the aims of publishing circulars is to reach as wide an audience as possible the legal right is not enforced. To emphasise this, circulars will in future state that they may be freely reproduced by all those to whom they are addressed.