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Legal Deposit Libraries Act

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 will be fully brought into effect. (310905)

The Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 commenced on 1 February 2004. It was always the intention that the Act would be implemented progressively, as it is enabling legislation in a complex and challenging area.

We are currently consulting on proposals for UK offline publications and UK online publications (available free of charge and without access restrictions). In the event that draft regulations result, they would be subject to affirmative resolution in both Houses.