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Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the planned level of local authority spending on library services contained within the aggregate level of spending on arts, libraries and museums for each year covered by Cmnd. 7841.

The figures given in table 2.10 represent intermediate planning totals, and it would be unrealistic to subdivide them between the different services involved.

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects to make a statement on the report of the Library Council (England) on the future development of libraries.

I am still considering the Library Advisory Council's report on "The Future Development of Libraries: The Organisational and Policy Framework", and the comments on it, which I have received, and hope to let the council know my views soon.