• Petitioned The Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport

To stop plans to abolish the Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation

    1. Petition by

      Ben Kane

      Clutton, United Kingdom

The Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation is a very small and efficient body that collates and coordinates the payments to authors that accrue from library loans of their books. As part of its move to rid the nation of quangos, the government plans to abolish the PLR - this, despite the fact that the PLR operates well within its budget and does a dedicated job that other bodies would find difficult to do so efficiently. THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO ABOLISH THIS BODY. Please sign this petition, and put pressure on the government to change its mind.

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    • Brenda Woodford SWANAGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe in education for all. Libraries offer freedom of reading to all. And I am a writer.

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    • Philip James BATH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      It would be wrong to allow dogma to trump pragmatism

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    • Michelle Heatley BRIXHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      To be able to continue as an author it is important that all artists are renumerated for their work. If there were no writers and authors there would be no books and our children will be the poorer for this loss.

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    • Deirdre Smaje BEACONSFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the majority of good authors struggle to make a living.

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    • Charlotte Betts NEWBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      This is an important way for struggling authors to receive a small addition to their income. The PLR arranges this with the minimum of fuss and deals with it efficiently. Please don't abolish it!

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