Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee

7 January 2008

No. 11 (07-08)



As part of its scrutiny of the work of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and its non-departmental public bodies, the Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee will be taking evidence on the work and operation of the Copyright Tribunal.

This short inquiry will be handled by the Innovation, Universities and Skills Sub-Committee on the work and operation of the Copyright Tribunal under the Chairmanship of Dr Ian Gibson MP.

The Sub-Committee would welcome written submissions from those who may have an interest in, or be affected by, the work of the Tribunal.

Written evidence should be submitted by 5 p.m. on 18 January 2008.

A single evidence session of oral evidence will be held shortly thereafter.

Guidelines for the submission of evidence

Evidence should be submitted in Word format (no later than 2002), and should be sent via e-mail to The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 3,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should include a brief executive summary. Those submitting evidence are reminded that evidence should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted no public use should be made of it, but those wishing to publish their evidence before it is published by the Committee are invited to contact the Clerk of the Committee to obtain permission to do so. Guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at:

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Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Phil Willis (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour, City of Durham)
Mr Tim Boswell (Conservative, Daventry)
Mr Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg & Goole)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
Dr Ian Gibson (Labour, Norwich North)
Dr Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Labour, Bolton South East)
Mr Gordon Marsden (Labour, Blackpool South)
Dr Bob Spink (Conservative, Castle Point)
Ian Stewart (Labour, Eccles)
Mr Graham Stringer (Labour, Manchester, Blackley)
Dr Desmond Turner (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)
Mr Rob Wilson (Conservative, Reading East)

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