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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Inquiry into public library closures announced (UK)

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee have launched a new inquiry into public library closures in England. Chaired by John Whittingdale MP, the Committee are inviting written submissions and views on:

* 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 Public 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

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