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Public Libraries: Essex

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public libraries there were in Essex in each of the last 15 years. (212065)

The following table shows the total number of library service points in Essex open for 10 hours or more per week including mobiles. The table is compiled from figures published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in their report Public Library Statistics. Copies of this report are available in the House of Commons Library, including the most recent edition which also contains estimated figures for 2007-08.

Number

1992-93

107

1993-94

108

1994-95

108

1995-96

110

1996-97

109

1997-98

109

1998-99

90

1999-2000

90

2000-01

90

2001-02

90

2002-03

90

2003-04

89

2004-05

89

2005-06

86

2006-07

86