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Music: Copyright

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely effect on tax revenues of the abolition of the exemption of charities from public performance licence requirements. (318350)

The Government have made no assessment of the likely effect on tax revenues of the repeal of the statutory exemption from licensing requirements for the public performance of recorded and broadcast music by some charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

This measure is about providing a suitable legal framework for the music industry to ensure that the contribution made by musical performers and producers can be recognised. It is not a Government fiscal measure and therefore, following Better Regulation Executive guidance, it was not necessary to consider any impact on tax revenues.