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Revised Prayer Book Copyright

Volume 40: debated on Thursday 1 July 1920

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My Lords, I rise to ask His Majesty's Government whether, in advising the Crown in respect of the income to be derived from the copyright of the revised Prayer Book, which has been prepared by the Convocations by the labours and at the expense of Churchmen, will wait until the National Assembly of the Church of England has had an opportunity of considering the matter, and of expressing an opinion upon it.

The Prayer Book is printed by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and by the King's Printers under Royal Letters Patent. No profit is derived by the Crown from this arrangement. The Government see no reason at the present moment for making any alterations in the present arrangement, but they will, of course, be prepared to consider any representations which the National Assembly of the Church of England may wish to make on the matter.