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British Library

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 20 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What financial provision they intend to make to ensure that services and standards at the British Library are maintained and that no new charges are levied upon the public. [HL1932]

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is currently in discussions with Treasury about the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement and is continuing to make a strong case for the value of its sectors. The British Library has provided detailed briefing, which will help Ministers make an informed decision on future allocations. How the British Library manages the organisation within its settlement will be a matter for the board and senior management.