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Services' Surplus Books

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many of the books received by His Majesty's Stationery Office from the Service Departments since V.E.-Day have been sold direct to public libraries; and what opportunities have been given to public librarians to acquire these books.

24,000. Lists of surplus books have been sent to 300 local authorities; in addition 135 of the more important libraries have been approached directly.