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Public Libraries

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been allocated to public libraries in Derbyshire in the last five years. (96106)

This information is not held centrally. As with the other 148 library authorities in England, core Government funding for libraries in Derbyshire is paid as part of the Local Government Financial Settlement.

The annual public library statistics, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), contain information relating to total revenue income per 1,000 population, total revenue expenditure per 1,000 population and population data, from which can be inferred the amount of core funding allocated by Derbyshire county council for its public libraries. The House of Commons Library holds the most up to date statistics (2004-05) and those for the preceding four years.