Library closures consultation

The parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee has just launched a new inquiry into the impact of library closures. The Committee is asking for written submissions

Issues
The Committee is inviting written submissions and requesting views on the following issues:

  • what constitutes a comprehensive and efficient library service for the 21st century
  • the extent to which planned library closures are compatible with the requirements of the Libraries & Museums Act 1964 and the Charteris Report
  • the impact library closures have on local communities
  • the effectiveness of the Secretary of State's powers of intervention under the Public Libraries & Museums Act 1964

How to submit evidence
A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to:cmsev@parliament.uk
and have 'Library closures' in the subject line.

Submissions should be received by Thursday 12th January 2012.

Culture Media and Sport Committee: Guidance on submitting written evidence