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Library Services: Rural Areas

Part of CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURe – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:30 am on 13th October 2008.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 3:30 am, 13th October 2008

As I have outlined on previous occasions, the provision of library services is a matter for the board. However, I appreciate that mobile library services — particularly in the western area — have a cross-border context, and there is a mobile library facility for that specific purpose. Given the terrain and the rural nature of the land along the part of the border to which the Member refers, it is sensible and productive for such liaison to take place. The facility is, apparently, well used. I encourage people — particularly those in Northern Ireland but also those in the Irish Republic — to make use of that facility, and I hope that everyone will.