Written Answers. - Television Royalties.

Batt O'Keeffe

Question:

135 Mr. B. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications if the BBC and ITV are requesting his Department to provide royalties from licensed television groups. [25235/96]

My Department has received no request of the kind mentioned by the Deputy. As the question of royalties is governed by copyright law, I would have no statutory function in relation to their collection.