Public Libraries

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of John Glen John Glen The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 12:00 am, 21st December 2017

I think that is an unfortunate characterisation of the hard work of thousands of librarians up and down the country and thousands of volunteers. Libraries are working hard to deliver a range of social outcomes, promoting literacy and digital skills, providing support for jobseekers, and career and business decisions are helped by library services. It is unfortunate that the hon. Gentleman takes such a downbeat view at this time of year.