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Public Libraries: Kent

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with Kent county council on redundancies in its library service. (134468)

[holding answer 27 April 2007]: None. Staffing of libraries and library authorities is a matter for local authorities to decide, after considering available resources and local priorities, providing it does not affect the authority’s ability to deliver a “comprehensive and efficient” library service to the public as required under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.