Parliamentary Select Committee Call for Evidence Regarding Libraries

On 23 November 2011 the Culture Media and Sport Committee launched a new inquiry into library closures.  The Committee is inviting written submissions and views on the following issues:
  • what constitutes a comprehensive and efficient library service for the 21st century
  • the extent to which planned library closures are compatible with the requirements of the Libraries & Museums Act 1964 and the Charteris Report
  • the impact library closures have on local communities
  • the effectiveness of the Secretary of State's powers of intervention under the Public Libraries & Museums Act 1964
For further information visit http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/news/library-closures-call-for-evidence/
A copy of the Charteris Report http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/wirral_local_inquiry.doc
Libraries and Museums Act http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1964/75
Closing date for submissions is 12th January 2012.