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Public Libraries

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 201277, tabled on 18 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of local authority funding for the staffing of libraries.

Answered on

26 June 2014

Public libraries are funded and run by local authorities and it is for each local authority to determine at a local level how much they spend on libraries and how to manage and deliver the service, including decisions about expenditure on staffing.