Children (Reading)

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 13 March 2003.

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Photo of Keith Raffan Keith Raffan Liberal Democrat 2:30, 13 March 2003

Does the minister agree that if we are successfully to encourage young people to read, it is as important to invest in school library stock as it is to invest in school computers? Will she tell us what action the Scottish Executive is taking to provide adequate funding to ensure that school library stocks are kept up to scratch, particularly taking into consideration the high inflation rate in publishing?