To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of local libraries in England since 2015.
I thank the Minister for his reply. He will know that the Government set up the Libraries Taskforce, which produced an action plan in 2016. I thought it was quite an admirable report, which stated: “Libraries change lives for the better”. It included reference to tackling social isolation and saving the NHS an estimated £30 million a year. Can the Minister tell the House how libraries...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 27 October 2014
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