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Legal Deposit Libraries

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010


My right honourable friend the Minister for Culture, Media and Sport (Margaret Hodge) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I would like to thank the Legal Deposit Advisory Panel (LDAP) for its recommendations on digital legal deposit and thank everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation.

My department has received 57 responses to the consultation from a broad range of stakeholders. This shows how important digital legal deposit is. The consultation, as you may have expected, has brought up many interesting and varying views and ideas on what the regulations should cover.

Since the close of the consultation, LDAP has provided me with its next set of recommendations on UK commercial and protected online publications.

I will now be considering all the responses we have received and LDAP’s latest recommendations with a view to going out to consultation in September on draft regulations and on UK commercial and protected online publications content.