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Public Libraries: Community Relations

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council plans to publish its final guidance on controversial publications in public libraries referred to on page 25 of Preventing Violent Extremism: Next Steps for Communities. (245585)

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) expects to publish its guidance on Controversial Stock in Public Libraries early in 2009. The guidance will be available on the MLA website once it has been published. The MLA will be supporting the sector in the use of the guidance by offering a series of free workshops in spring 2009, organised in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).