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Public Libraries: Greater London

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public libraries there were in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. (321059)

Public library statistics are published annually by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Data for 2009 are not yet available. The total number of service points (including mobile libraries) in Bexley and Greater London open 10 or more hours per week at 31 March 1997 and 2008 are in the table.

1997

2008

London borough of Bexley

15

13

Greater London

405

388