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National Reference Library Of Science And Invention

Volume 654: debated on Tuesday 27 February 1962

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science whether he has reconsidered the plans for the National Reference Library of Science and Invention.

The Departments concerned are now well advanced with the consideration of plans for the Library and my noble Friend is taking a close interest in the matter.

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that there is very great anxiety that already the scale of the plans for the Library and also for the Patent Office itself are quite inadequate in view of the growing need? Will he have the matter examined again very seriously?

About a year ago we had an Adjournment debate on this subject. I do not think I can add anything very constructive to what was said in that debate.